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Endovascular treatment of intracerebral arteriovenous malformations: experience in 49 cases.
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PMID:  2072159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report the results of treatment in 49 consecutive patients with brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM's) who underwent therapeutic embolization with liquid adhesive agents between 1984 and 1988 at the Toronto Western Hospital. Thirty-three patients had no other treatment and were followed up with angiography at 2 years and clinically from 2 to 6 years. Of the other 16 patients, 10 had adjunctive radiosurgery and six underwent surgical resection following embolization. Seven (14%) of the 49 patients had a morphological cure effected by embolization as evidenced on their 2-year follow-up angiograms: these have remained clinically stable. Twelve patients developed neurological deficits after embolization; eight (16% of the series) were transient and four (8%) were permanent. Two patients (4%) had a delayed hemorrhage after incomplete obliteration of their malformations. Endovascular treatment resulted in clinical improvement in 15 (33%) of the other 46 patients. None of the patients who initially presented with hemorrhage had a rebleed following embolization. It is concluded that endovascular treatment with liquid embolic material can be an integral part of the multidisciplinary treatment protocol for patients with brain AVM's.
D Fournier; K G TerBrugge; R Willinsky; P Lasjaunias; W Montanera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-21     Completed Date:  1991-08-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Radiology Department, Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
Combined Modality Therapy
Embolization, Therapeutic* / adverse effects
Facial Pain / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Headache / etiology
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications,  radiography,  therapy*
Seizures / etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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