Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 2574  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded374    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal


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

Management of arteriovenous malformations: A surgical perspective

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
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.15045

Rights and Permissions

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.


Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow