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Role of Embolization for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

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Jason A. Ellis ,

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, US
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Sean D. Lavine

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, US
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Abstract

Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are complex high-flow lesions that can result in devastating neurological injury when they hemorrhage. Embolization is a critical component in the management of many patients with cerebral AVMs. Embolization may be used as an independent curative therapy or more commonly in an adjuvant fashion prior to either micro- or radiosurgery. Although the treatment-related morbidity and mortality for AVMs—including that due to microsurgery, embolization, and radiosurgery—can be substantial, its natural history offers little solace. Fortunately, care by a multidisciplinary team experienced in the comprehensive management of AVMs can offer excellent results in most cases.

How to Cite: 1. Ellis JA, Lavine SD. Role of Embolization for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2014;10(4):234-239. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-10-4-234
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Published on 01 Oct 2014.
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