Lateral ventricular arteriovenous malformations: Natural history and surgical indications

  title={Lateral ventricular arteriovenous malformations: Natural history and surgical indications},
  author={Sh. Nagata and Toshio Matsushima and Kiyotaka Fujii and Iwao Takeshita and Masashi Fukui and Koutarou Yasumori},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
The authors report 21 cases of lateral ventricular arteriovenous malformation (AVM) focusing on their natural history and surgical indications. Eighteen of 21 patients (86%) had bleedings prior to admission. We performed definitive surgery in 9 patients and conservative treatment in 12 patients. In 7 of 9 patients (78%) in the operative group and in 5 of 12 patients (42%) in the non-operative group, the nidus of the AVM was less than 4 cm in diameter. The other 2 AVMs in the operative group… CONTINUE READING
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