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Natural course of the arteriovenous malformations of the brain initially presented by hemorrhage: analysis of a clinical series of 39 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21845562     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: AVM because of outstanding tendency toward bleeding, even though 20 times more rare then aneurysm on the blood vessels of the brain and her own specific anatomical structure even today represents big neurosurgical challenge.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Series which is shown here consists of 39 patients which were hospitalized in the institute for neurosurgery of the Clinical Center of Serbia in the period between 1995 and 2004. This group was exposed to symptomatic therapy or it was estimated that surgery, embolization and radio surgery.
RESULTS: Combined type of venous drainage brings a high risk (p < 0.001) from repeated bleeding. Combined artery bringing from different flows (p < 0.05) contributes to genesis of 'steal phenomenon', in combination with deep venous drainage it presents predisposing anatomical characteristics for repeated bleeding (p < 0.001) according to our results should present AVM with dimensions 2.5 to 5 cm localized in eloquent zone of big brain with combined type of venous drainage and cobined artery bringing from vertebro-basilar flow and carotid flow.
CONCLUSION: Perception of natural course of AVM point to certainly more benign pathology in regard to other vascular malformations. Specific anatomical structure requires planning of treatment from case to case, most often combination of embolization, radio surgery and surgical treatment.
Goran Tasic; Vladimir Jovanovic; Branko Djurovic; Igor Nikolic; Milos Janicijevic; Miroslav Samardzic; Vaso Antunovic; Vojislav Bogosavljevic
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turkish neurosurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1019-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-16     Completed Date:  2011-12-21     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423821     Medline TA:  Turk Neurosurg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Basilar Artery / physiology
Carotid Arteries / physiology
Cerebral Arteries / pathology,  surgery
Cerebral Hemorrhage / pathology,  surgery*
Disease Progression
Embolization, Therapeutic
Follow-Up Studies
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology,  surgery*
Karnofsky Performance Status
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Sex Factors
Vertebral Artery / physiology
Young Adult

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