Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

Andrew F. Ducruet, Cameron McDougall

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Abstract

Effective treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) requires a multidisciplinary approach that combines microsurgical resection, endovascular embolization, and radiosurgery. Embolization is most commonly used to reduce the arterial supply before surgery or radiosurgery. Additional indications include an attempt to achieve cure through complete AVM obliteration, targeted treatment to eliminate high-risk features, and subtotal occlusion to palliate symptoms caused by an otherwise incurable AVM. In all cases, the risks and benefits of treatment must be weighed carefully when formulating a treatment strategy. Ultimately, for optimal management of cerebral AVMs, treating centers should have access to physicians experienced in open cerebrovascular surgery, endovascular embolization, and radiosurgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPanVascular Medicine, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages2537-2550
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783642370786
ISBN (Print)9783642370779
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
Surgery
Radiosurgery
Arteriovenous Malformations
Therapeutics
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Ducruet, A. F., & McDougall, C. (2015). Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. In PanVascular Medicine, Second Edition (pp. 2537-2550). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37078-6_90

Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. / Ducruet, Andrew F.; McDougall, Cameron.

PanVascular Medicine, Second Edition. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015. p. 2537-2550.

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Ducruet, AF & McDougall, C 2015, Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. in PanVascular Medicine, Second Edition. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 2537-2550. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37078-6_90
Ducruet AF, McDougall C. Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. In PanVascular Medicine, Second Edition. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2015. p. 2537-2550 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37078-6_90
Ducruet, Andrew F. ; McDougall, Cameron. / Embolization of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. PanVascular Medicine, Second Edition. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015. pp. 2537-2550
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