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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14--16

Management of arteriovenous malformations: A surgical perspective

Peter Nakaji, Pankaj Gore, Robert F Spetzler 
 Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Correspondence Address:
Robert F Spetzler
c/o Neuroscience Publications, Barrow Neurological Institute, 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
USA

The management strategies for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) continue to evolve, spurred by advancing technology and improved understanding of the natural history of these lesions. In general, intervention is reserved for Spetzler-Martin Grade I-III lesions or for those with certain high-risk features. Grade IV-V AVMs, in contrast, are usually managed conservatively. Although multimodality therapy incorporating endovascular and/or radiosurgical techniques is increasingly common, microsurgical removal remains the definitive form of treatment.


How to cite this article:
Nakaji P, Gore P, Spetzler RF. Management of arteriovenous malformations: A surgical perspective.Neurol India 2005;53:14-16


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Nakaji P, Gore P, Spetzler RF. Management of arteriovenous malformations: A surgical perspective. Neurol India [serial online] 2005 [cited 2019 Nov 19 ];53:14-16
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