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Intracranial AVM

Jing Yu, Ning Xu, Ying Zhao, Jinlu Yu
The anterior choroidal artery (AChA) is a critical artery in brain physiology and function. The AChA is involved in many diseases, including aneurysm, brain infarct, Moyamoya disease (MMD), brain tumor, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), etc. The AChA is vulnerable to damage during the treatment of these diseases and is thus a very important vessel. However, a comprehensive systematic review of the importance of the AChA is currently lacking. In this study, we used the PUBMED database to perform a literature review of the AChA to increase our understanding of its role in neurophysiology...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Steven Kroon, Repke J Snijder, Marie E Faughnan, Hans-Jurgen Mager
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant inherited disease characterized by telangiectasia and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). To date, five genetic types of HHT and one combined juvenile polyposis syndrome and HHT are known. Clinical and genetic screening of patients suspected with HHT is recommended to confirm the diagnosis and to prevent complications associated with HHT. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the evidence and to formulate a recommendation for clinicians concerning screening for HHT...
February 20, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Lara Al-Olabi, Satyamaanasa Polubothu, Katherine Dowsett, Katrina A Andrews, Paulina Stadnik, Agnel P Joseph, Rachel Knox, Alan Pittman, Graeme Clark, William Baird, Neil Bulstrode, Mary Glover, Kristiana Gordon, Darren Hargrave, Susan M Huson, Thomas S Jacques, Gregory James, Hannah Kondolf, Loshan Kangesu, Kim M Keppler-Noreuil, Amjad Khan, Marjorie J Lindhurst, Mark Lipson, Sahar Mansour, Justine O'Hara, Caroline Mahon, Anda Mosica, Celia Moss, Aditi Murthy, Juling Ong, Victoria E Parker, Jean-Baptiste Rivière, Julie C Sapp, Neil J Sebire, Rahul Shah, Branavan Sivakumar, Anna Thomas, Alex Virasami, Regula Waelchli, Zhiqiang Zeng, Leslie G Biesecker, Alex Barnacle, Maya Topf, Robert K Semple, E Elizabeth Patton, Veronica A Kinsler
BACKGROUND: Sporadic vascular malformations (VMs) are complex congenital anomalies of blood vessels that lead to stroke, life-threatening bleeds, disfigurement, overgrowth, and/or pain. Therapeutic options are severely limited and multi-disciplinary management remains challenging, particularly for high-flow arteriovenous malformations (AVM). METHODS: To investigate the pathogenesis of sporadic intracranial and extracranial VMs in 160 children in which known genetic causes had been excluded, we sequenced DNA from affected tissue and optimised analysis for detection of low mutant allele frequency...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Hari S Raman, Lakshmi Santanam, Ananth K Vellimana, Robert E Drzymala, Christina I Tsien, Gregory J Zipfel
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Gamma Knife radiosurgery is an established technique for non-urgent treatment of various intracranial pathologies. Intra-procedural dislodgement of the stereotactic frame is an uncommon occurrence that could lead to abortion of ongoing treatment and necessitate more invasive treatment strategies. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: In this case report, we describe a novel method for resumption of Gamma Knife treatment after an unplanned intra-procedural interruption...
February 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Shinji Katsuragi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kayo Tanaka, Masafumi Nii, Takekazu Miyoshi, Reiko Neki, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Jun C Takahashi, Kenji Fukuda, Eika Hamano, Tetsu Satow, Susumu Miyamoto, Koji Iihara, Tomoaki Ikeda
AIM: To clarify the perinatal outcomes in pregnancy complicated with intracranial arteriovenous malformation (i-AVM). METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in 36 pregnancies complicated by i-AVM from 1981 to 2013 at one institution. RESULTS: In total, 6 women miscarried, and 30 had live births. The median (range) gestational age at delivery was 38 (24-40) weeks; 11 cases experienced initial i-AVM rupture during pregnancy (first, second and third trimester: 18%, 64% and 18%, respectively)...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Rupinder Singh, Vivek Gupta, Chirag Ahuja, Ajay Kumar, Kanchan K Mukherjee, Niranjan Khandelwal
Introduction The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of time-resolved-computed tomographic angiography (TR-CTA) on a 128-slice CT scanner vis-à-vis cerebral digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in defining the morphological and haemodynamic characteristics of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Methods Twenty-one patients (age range 10-46, mean 24.8 years) with clinical suspicion of AVM and three patients (age range 23-35, mean 24.3 years) with diagnosed AVM who were on follow-up underwent DSA and TR-CTA, on average 1...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
Joseph Touma, Jianping Dai, Andre Gaston, Marianne Gervais, Eric Allaire
OBJECTIVES: Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are complex vascular lesions. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice, but is often not achievable. Embolo-sclerotherapy alone is associated with high recurrence rates. This study tested the hypothesis that seeding hydrogel conditioned bone marrow derived mesenchymatous stem cells (BM-MSCs) in an AVM nidus model induces solid microvascular occlusion through endoluminal tissue growth. METHODS: AVMs were modelled as arteriovenous microvascular nidus, using swine rete mirabile, a plexiform intracranial structure composed of arterial microvessels that extensively anastomose...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Mengqi Dong, Guangzhong Chen, Kun Qin, Xiaowen Ding, Dong Zhou, Chao Peng, Shaojian Zeng, Xianming Deng
PURPOSE: Rapid prototyping technology is used to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) models and facilitate presurgical patient communication and medical education for young surgeons. METHODS: Two intracranial AVM cases were selected for this study. Using 3D CT angiography or 3D rotational angiography images, the brain AVM models were reconstructed on personal computer and the rapid prototyping process was completed using a 3D printer...
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Vlasta Duranovic, Katarina Vulin, Ivana Dakovic, Jasna Lenicek Krleza, Sanja Delin, Ivana Galinovic, Josip Marjanovic, Ana Tripalo Batos, Zdenka Plesa Premilovac, Vlatka Mejaski Bosnjak
PURPOSE: Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are uncommon lesions. They are most often presented in childhood as intracranial hemorrhage. The aim of this report is to present the use of transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) in detection of AVMs in children suffering headache. METHODS: This report describes five pediatric patients with headache and cerebral AVM which were initially discovered by TCCS. Diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and digital subtraction angiography...
December 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Shyamal C Bir, Subhas K Konar, Devi P Patra, Tanmoy K Maiti, Alireza Minagar, Anil Nanda
The risks and benefits of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treatment should be considered cautiously in each patient since management strategy of it depends on various factors including age of the patient, location and volume of AVM and presence of other vascular abnormalities. Current management options of AVM include observation, endovascular embolization, radiosurgery and microsurgical resection or in combination of any two of the above procedures. Here, we have discussed a case of intracranial AVM with radiation induced early cyst formation, and performed a literature review to determine the optimum treatment of complex intracranial AVM...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Klaus-Peter Stein, Bernd-Otto Huetter, Sophia Goericke, Neriman Oezkan, Rebecca Leyrer, I Erol Sandalcioglu, Michael Forsting, Ulrich Sure, Oliver Mueller
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral arterio-venous malformations (AVM) are considered congenital lesions, emerging as an important cause of haemorrhagic stroke in children. The potential influence of age on clinical presentation and angio-architecture have been analysed extensively in the last years. Yet, comparative studies comprising ascending age groups may be limited in their conclusions, especially when comparing young children and adults. It is the aim of this study to evaluate characteristic clinical and angiographic features of AVM within a paediatric subgroup and their correlation to age at presentation...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Fei Cong, Yan Zhuo, Songlin Yu, Xianchang Zhang, Xinyuan Miao, Jing An, Shuo Wang, Yong Cao, Yan Zhang, Hee Kwon Song, Danny Jj Wang, Lirong Yan
BACKGROUND: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) based-noncontrast-enhanced 4D MR angiography (NCE 4D MRA) shows potential in characterizing cerebrovascular hemodynamics in cerebrovascular disorders. Ultrahigh-field theoretically benefits ASL signal with increased inherent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and prolonged blood T1 , which may provide improved delineation of vasculature in 4D MRA. PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of NCE 4D MRA using 3D Cartesian trajectory and stack-of-stars (SOS) golden angle radial trajectory at 7T...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Vianney Gilard, Thomas Metayer, Clement Gakuba, Olivier Langlois, François Proust, Evelyne Emery, Thomas Gaberel
OBJECTIVES: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture could lead to intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), a particularly severe form of intracranial bleeding. The epidemiology, presentation, management and outcomes of IVH related to AVM rupture have not been clearly addressed yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate the characteristics of IVH related to AVM rupture, with particular attention paid to functional outcomes and to the impact of intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, all patients suffering from IVH admitted in two tertiary neurosurgical centers were included in a prospective register...
January 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Xiang Zou, Li Zhang, Jie Yuan, Chunjie Yang, Zehan Wu, Jianping Song, Wei Zhu, Ying Mao, Liang Chen
Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) which associate with angiogenesis due to local hypertension, chronic cerebral ischaemia and tissue hypoxia usually lead to haemorrhage, however, the therapeutic medicine for the disease is still lacking. 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME) has been shown effective in the anti-angiogenic treatment. This study was conducted to examine whether and how 2-ME could improve the vascular malformations. Intracranial venous hypertension (VH) model produced in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats and culture of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) at the anoxia condition were used to induce in vivo and in vitro angiogenesis, respectively...
February 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Sang Heum Kim, Tae Gon Kim, Min Ho Kong
The Onyx system has been well established in recent years as a very important material in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). When using the Onyx, it is essential to wait for the creation of a plug around the tip of the catheter, which enables the effective forward penetration of Onyx. Recent reports have shown that the introduction of a dimethyl sulfoxide compatible dual-lumen balloon microcatheter improves the efficiency of AVM embolization. We report our recent experience of two cases of intracranial AVM embolization using Onyx and the transarterial balloon-assisted technique...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Mio Takayama, Kenji Hara, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Natsuki Ikematsu, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Shin-Ichi Kubo
A man in his late thirties was found in a supine position in the hallway of his house. He had been diagnosed with epilepsy at approximately 20 years old. Since stopping treatment, epileptic events occurred more frequently and his condition deteriorated in the past 2 years. Autopsy revealed that head injuries were found on the left side of his head. A fracture from the left parietal bone to the anterior cranial fossa was also detected. A subdural hemorrhage (hematoma) spanned a wide range. A subarachnoid hemorrhage was also identified in the left parietal region...
November 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
Jin Il Moon, Hye Jin Baek, Kyeong Hwa Ryu, Hyun Park
RATIONALE: Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital vascular abnormalities involving abnormal connections between arteries and veins. In clinical practice, imaging studies help evaluate feeding arteries, niduses, draining venous systems, and coexisting complications in patients with brain AVM. They also have an impact on decision-making regarding clinical management. We applied a novel non-contrast-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) technique, termed "silent MRA," for evaluating an incidental brain AVM...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mudit Chowdhary, Derick Okwan-Duodu, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Robert H Press, Jaymin Jhaveri, Zachary S Buchwald, Jim Zhong, Bhavana V Chapman, Ranjit S Bindra, Joseph N Contessa, Henry S Park, James B Yu, Roy H Decker, Jeffrey J Olson, Nelson M Oyesiku, Ross A Abrams, Hui-Kuo G Shu, Walter J Curran, Ian R Crocker, Kirtesh R Patel
Preclinical evidence suggests angiotensin blockade therapy (ABT) decreases late radiation toxicities. This study aims to investigate the association between ABT and symptomatic radiation necrosis (SRN) following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Resected brain metastases (rBM) and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patients treated with SRS from 2002 to 2015 were identified. Patients in the ABT cohort were on therapy during SRS and at 1-month follow up. Kaplan Meier method and cumulative incidence model were used to analyze overall survival (OS) and intracranial outcomes...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Thomas Feutren, Andres Huertas, Julia Salleron, René Anxionnat, Serge Bracard, Olivier Klein, Didier Peiffert, Valérie Bernier-Chastagner
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare vascular lesions potentially responsible for substantial neurological morbidity and mortality. Over the past four decades, radiosurgery has become a valid therapeutic option for many patients with small intracranial AVMs, but reports describing the use of robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) are rare. The purposes of this study are to describe the efficacy and toxicity of robotic SRS for AVMs and to review the literature. The reports of 48 consecutive patients treated with SRS were reviewed...
November 5, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
Zengpanpan Ye, Xiaolin Ai, Jun Zheng, Xin Hu, Chao You, Faramand Andrew M, Fang Fang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The spot sign is a highly specific and sensitive predictor of hematoma expansion in following primary intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Rare cases of the spot sign have been documented in patients with intracranial hemorrhage secondary to arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The purpose of this retrospective study is to assess the accuracy of spot sign in predicting clinical outcomes in patients with ruptured AVM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database was performed for patients who presented to West China Hospital with ICH secondary to AVM in the period between January 2009 and September 2016...
October 9, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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