Prediction of outcomes for brainstem cavernous malformation.

  title={Prediction of outcomes for brainstem cavernous malformation.},
  author={Silky P. Chotai and Songtao Qi and Shuxiang Xu},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  volume={115 10},
OBJECTIVE Brainstem cavernous malformation (CM) poses a challenge to neurosurgeons in terms of operability, postoperative complications and unpredictable outcomes. The present study was conducted to analyze the clinical parameters that might predict the outcomes and to summarize our center experience in treatment of brainstem CM. METHODS A total 59 patients with radiological and histologically confirmed brainstem CM diagnosed between 2000 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. All but five… CONTINUE READING
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