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Modern management of brainstem cavernous malformations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20816268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the last 2 decades, there have been dramatic advancements in our understanding of and the ability to treat brainstem cavernous malformations (BCMs). Once thought untreatable, BCMs are now being more aggressively and safely treated microsurgically as a result of advances in monitoring and imaging technologies, as well as refinement of surgical techniques. BCMs deemed inoperable are being treated with radiosurgery, and experience with dosing and targeting has improved the safety of this treatment modality as well. Much work remains to be done, and prospective randomized trials would undoubtedly further existing knowledge.
Edward A M Duckworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologic clinics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1557-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol Clin     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-06     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219232     Medline TA:  Neurol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  887-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden Road, Suite 750, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Stem Neoplasms / surgery*
Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System / surgery*
Monitoring, Intraoperative

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