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Stereotactic radiosurgery for pediatric arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2010 Jul;21(3):457-61

Date

06/22/2010

Pubmed ID

20561495

DOI

10.1016/j.nec.2010.03.002

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-77953780112   19 Citations

Abstract

Children with intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM) have a high cumulative risk of hemorrhage and therefore effective treatment of AVMs in the pediatric population is imperative. Treatment options include microsurgical resection, endovascular embolization, staged or single fraction radiosurgery, or some combination of these treatments, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the risk of hemorrhage. In this article the authors review the current data on the use of radiosurgery for the treatment of childhood AVMs. Factors associated with successful AVM radiosurgery in this population are examined, and comparisons with outcomes in adult patients are reviewed.

Author List

Foy AB, Wetjen N, Pollock BE

Author

Andrew Foy MD Associate Professor in the Neurosurgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Arteriovenous Malformations
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations
Cerebral Arteries
Cerebral Veins
Child
Humans
Patient Selection
Postoperative Complications
Radiosurgery
Risk Assessment