Intracranial arteriovenous malformations: conservative or surgical treatment?

  title={Intracranial arteriovenous malformations: conservative or surgical treatment?},
  author={Jens Hugo Trumpy and P Eldevik},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={8 3},
Of 89 patients with arteriovenous malformations of the brain, 47 were conservatively treated, nine of these died (19%), four with the first bleed, five of recurrent bleeding. Of 42 surgically treated patients, five died, a mortality of 12%. Four of these deaths occurred with patients in a deteriorating clinical condition caused by large intracerebral haematomas. The fifth death occurred with a recurrent bleeding where a ligation of feeding artery was the only treatment. There were no deaths in… CONTINUE READING