Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations

  title={Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations},
  author={Roberto Monaco and Hortensia {\'A}lvarez and Augusto Goul{\~a}o and Ph. Pruvost and Pierre L. Lasjaunias},
Classically, posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (PF-AVMs) have been considered as lesions with high tendency to bleed. However, careful analysis of clinical and autopsy data from the literature demonstrate that in fact the incidence of hemorrhage is similar in infratentorial and supratentorial locations. The clinical perception that most of the diagnosed PF-AVMs had bled does not mean that they have a high risk of hemorrhage. It suggests that bleeding is the dominant way of expression… CONTINUE READING