Intraoperative angiography of brain arteriovenous malformations.

  title={Intraoperative angiography of brain arteriovenous malformations.},
  author={Ilyas Munshi and Robert L Macdonald and Bryce K. A. Weir},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={491-7; discussion 497-9}
OBJECTIVE The gold standard for documentation of surgical cure of a brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a postoperative angiogram. Intraoperative angiography also has been used for assessing surgical obliteration of AVMs. The objective of this work is to determine the incidence of unexpected residual AVM in patients undergoing intraoperative angiography after brain AVM surgery, the incidence of false-negative intraoperative angiography, and whether there are any identifiable factors that… CONTINUE READING
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