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Recurrence of pediatric cerebral arteriovenous malformations after angiographically documented resection.
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PMID:  12784076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Angiographically confirmed surgical resection is believed to be the 'gold standard' for cure in the treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, rare exceptions of recurrent AVMs have been documented. We are aware of 11 reported cases of recurrent AVMs in which complete resection of the initial lesion was confirmed by postoperative angiography. Eight of these cases were in the pediatric population. In this report, we present 2 additional cases of such recurrent lesions, review the clinical and scientific literature on this rare phenomenon and provide suggested management guidelines.
M Jafer Ali; Bernard R Bendok; Sami Rosenblatt; James E Rose; Christopher C Getch; H Hunt Batjer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-04     Completed Date:  2003-07-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Angiography*
Child, Preschool
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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