Interventions for treating brain arteriovenous malformations in adults.

  title={Interventions for treating brain arteriovenous malformations in adults.},
  author={Jenny Ross and Rustam Al-Shahi Salman},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are the single most common cause of intracerebral haemorrhage in young adults. Brain AVMs also cause seizure(s) and focal neurological deficits (in the absence of haemorrhage, migraine or an epileptic seizure); approximately one fifth are incidental discoveries. Various interventions are used in an attempt to eradicate brain AVMs: neurosurgical excision, stereotactic radiotherapy/'radiosurgery' (using gamma knife, linear accelerator, proton… CONTINUE READING