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The role of neuroendovascular therapy for the treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17053600     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuroendovascular embolization represents a critical component of the multidisciplinary management of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Safe and effective embolization may be performed only in the context of a well-designed, rational treatment plan that is fundamentally based on a clear understanding of the natural history of the lesion, as well as the cumulative risks of multimodality treatment. This article outlines the role of neuroendovascular embolization in arteriovenous malformation therapy with a specific emphasis on decision making in the context of formulating a treatment plan. The authors also provide a summary of the available embolic agents and their technical application, potential intraprocedural and periprocedural complications, and postprocedural management.
David Fiorella; Felipe C Albuquerque; Henry H Woo; Cameron G McDougall; Peter A Rasmussen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1524-4040     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-20     Completed Date:  2007-04-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S163-77; discussion S3-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroradiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis / trends*
Catheterization / trends*
Combined Modality Therapy
Embolization, Therapeutic / trends*
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis,  therapy*
Neurosurgical Procedures / trends*
Radiosurgery / trends*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / trends
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / trends*

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