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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635415/known-and-unknown-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-in-pregnancies-haemorrhage-risk-and-influence-on-obstetric-management
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Xianli Lv, Wei Li, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the haemorrhage risk of known and unknown cerebral arteriovenous malformations and their obstetric management. Methods A retrospective review was performed and analysed 67 consecutive cases of arteriovenous malformation with pregnancy history. Results Sixty-seven cases of arteriovenous malformation with pregnancy histories were identified. In 14 cases (20.9%) of arteriovenous malformation diagnosed before pregnancy, 11 cases were treated (10 embolisation and one surgery), there was no haemorrhage in 14 pregnancies, 14 healthy babies were delivered by caesarean section in 12 pregnancies (85...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610468/analysis-of-preventability-of-stroke-related-maternal-death-from-the-nationwide-registration-system-of-maternal-deaths-in-japan
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Shinji Katsuragi, Hiroaki Tanaka, Junichi Hasegawa, Masamitsu Nakamura, Naohiro Kanayama, Masahiko Nakata, Takeshi Murakoshi, Jun Yoshimatsu, Kazuhiro Osato, Kayo Tanaka, Akihiko Sekizawa, Isamu Ishiwata, Tomoaki Ikeda
OBJECTIVE: The number of stroke-related maternal deaths is increasing in Japan. We investigated methods to reduce maternal death from stroke. METHODS: We analyzed stroke-related maternal deaths in Japan reported to the Committee of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare from 2010 to 2014 inclusive. RESULTS: A total of 35 cases were identified. The median maternal age was 35 years (range 22-45) and the incidence of stoke in women ≥40 was seven-fold higher than in <34...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605551/abc-2-method-does-not-accurately-predict-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-volume
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Christopher Roark, Venu Vadlamudi, Neeraj Chaudhary, Joseph J Gemmete, Joshua Seinfeld, B Gregory Thompson, Aditya S Pandey
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a treatment option for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) to prevent intracranial hemorrhage. The decision to proceed with SRS is usually based on calculated nidal volume. Physicians commonly use the ABC/2 formula, based on digital subtraction angiography (DSA), when counseling patients for SRS. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether AVM volume calculated using the ABC/2 method on DSA is accurate when compared to the exact volume calculated from thin-cut axial sections used for SRS planning...
June 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604186/mechanical-removal-of-a-refluxed-onyx-piece-from-the-middle-cerebral-artery-using-the-solitaire-stent-technical-report
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Dilara Gungor, Şükrü Oğuz, Hasan Dinc
Onyx reflux into the parent artery is a rare and sometimes significant complication in the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). We report a patient who presented with Onyx reflux into the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) during embolization of a right temporal AVM. The refluxed Onyx cast was successfully removed by a mechanical thrombectomy device using a self-expandable and fully retrievable Solitaire AB stent.
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588815/familial-cerebral-abscesses-caused-by-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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Pernille Mathiesen Tørring, Mathilde Faurholdt Lauridsen, Christine I Dali, Poul Erik Andersen, Lillian Bomme Ousager, Klaus Brusgaard, Anette Kjeldsen
In case of a cerebral abscess without known cause, Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) screening should be performed. If PAVM(s) is identified, Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is very likely and should always be considered. This case shows the benefit of familial screening for HHT and PAVM.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580336/simulation-study-of-hemodynamic-in-bifurcations-for-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-using-electrical-analogy
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Y Kiran Kumar, S B Mehta, M Ramachandra
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (CAVM) hemodynamic is disease condition, results changes in the flow and pressure level in cerebral blood vessels. Measuring flow and pressure without catheter intervention along the vessel is big challenge due to vessel bifurcations/complex bifurcations in Arteriovenous Malformation patients. The vessel geometry in CAVM patients are complex, composed of varying diameters, lengths, and bifurcations of various angles. The variations in the vessel diameter and bifurcation angle complicate the measurement and analysis of blood flow features invasively or non-invasively...
June 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578477/prevalence-of-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-in-patients-operated-for-cerebral-abscess-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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L Larsen, C R Marker, A D Kjeldsen, F R Poulsen
It is well described that patients with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) have an increased risk of cerebral abscess (CA). However, as both CA and HHT are rare, the proportion of patients with CA who are diagnosed with HHT has not been previously described. A retrospective study was carried out of all patients treated surgically for CA between January 1995 and September 2014 at the Department of Neurosurgery, Odense University Hospital. The cases were then cross-referenced with the Danish HHT database...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565984/novel-use-of-flow-diversion-for-the-treatment-of-aneurysms-associated-with-arteriovenous-malformations
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Craig Kilburg, Philipp Taussky, M Yashar S Kalani, Min S Park
The use of flow-diverting stents for intracranial aneurysms has become more prevalent, and flow diverters are now routinely used beyond their initial scope of approval at the proximal internal carotid artery. Although flow diversion for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms is becoming more commonplace, there have been no reports of its use to treat flow-related cerebral aneurysms associated with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The authors report the cases of 2 patients whose AVM-associated aneurysms were managed with flow diversion...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559076/prenatal-diagnosis-and-multimodal-neonatal-treatment-of-a-rare-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alessandro Pedicelli, Marta Iacobucci, Paolo Frassanito, Emilio Lozupone, Concezio Di Rocco, Cesare Colosimo
Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs) are direct communications between the arterial and venous system of the brain, with the characteristic absence of a plexiform nidus, as seen in the classic cerebral arteriovenous malformations. These vascular malformations, usually occurring in the pediatric population, are very rarely diagnosed in uterus, due to a lack of understanding of the condition and because they may be hard to visualize. We report a rare case of a mass effect PAVF diagnosed with fetal MRI, involving the right cerebral hemisphere, fed by a pericallosal artery and associated with a giant venous dilatation...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552161/multimodality-management-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
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Mohan Narayanan, Gursant S Atwal, Peter Nakaji
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain are diverse lesions that vary widely in location, size, and complexity. Treatment options for AVMs are correspondingly complex. Complete elimination of an AVM is required to protect patients from future hemorrhage. Decisions about whether to treat and, if so, how to treat these lesions depend on the characteristics of the patient and the specific characteristics of the AVMs. The characteristics of AVMs are often summarized through grading systems. Some AVMs can be managed conservatively, whereas others can be managed with microsurgical resection, radiosurgical ablation, or endovascular embolization, either individually or in combination...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552160/radiosurgery-for-the-management-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
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Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, Jason P Sheehan
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare, unstable vascular lesions which spontaneously rupture at a rate of approximately 2-4% annually. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a minimally invasive treatment for AVMs, with a favorable risk-to-benefit profile in most patients, with respect to obliteration, hemorrhage, and seizure control. Radiosurgery is ideally suited for small to medium-sized AVMs (diameter <3cm or volume <12cm(3)) located in deep or eloquent brain regions. Obliteration is ultimately achieved in 70-80% of cases and is directly associated with nidus volume and radiosurgical margin dose...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552158/epidemiology-genetics-pathophysiology-and-prognostic-classifications-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
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Alp Ozpinar, Gustavo Mendez, Adib A Abla
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are vascular deformities involving fistula formation of arterial to venous structures without an intervening capillary bed. Such anomalies can prove fatal as the high arterial flow can disrupt the integrity of venous walls, thus leading to dangerous sequelae such as hemorrhage. Diagnosis of these lesions in the central nervous system can often prove challenging as intracranial AVMs represent a heterogeneous vascular pathology with various presentations and symptomatology. The literature suggests that most brain AVMs (bAVMs) are identified following evaluation of the etiology of acute cerebral hemorrhage, or incidentally on imaging associated with seizure or headache workup...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552156/seizures-associated-with-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
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Johannes Schramm
Various types of seizures and epilepsy are associated with 20-45% of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The necessity to differentiate between occasional seizures, epilepsy with repetitive seizures, and the much rarer drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) is underlined. It is clear that where there is frequent seizures or DRE, vascular surgeons should take epilepsy surgery aspects into account. The epidemiology of AVM-associated seizures, assumed pathophysiologic mechanisms, most frequent seizures types, and medical treatment are described...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552137/the-natural-history-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
#14
Anil Can, Bradley A Gross, Rose Du
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are composed of a complex tangle of abnormal arteries and veins and are a significant source of cerebral hemorrhage and consequent morbidity and mortality in young adults, representing a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Current natural-history studies of cerebral AVMs report overall annual rates of 1% and 3% for the risk of epilepsy and hemorrhage, respectively. Unruptured AVMs have an annual hemorrhage rate of 2.2% while ruptured lesions have an annual hemorrhage rate of 4...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530159/curative-and-adjunctive-avm-onyx-embolization-of-avms-through-the-choroidal-arteries
#15
Xianli Lv, Xiulan Hu, Wei Li, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
Objective The anterior or posterior choroidal artery is often recruited to supply deep location arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). This study is to report curative and adjunctive AVM Onyx embolization through these arteries. Methods This study retrospectively reviewed six patients with cerebral AVMs who underwent endovascular embolization through the choroidal arteries between October 2015 and October 2016. Embolization was performed as a curative procedure in five patients and adjunctive procedure in one patient...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524787/cerebral-hemorrhage-in-monozygotic-twins-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-case-report-and-hemorrhagic-risk-evaluation
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Abbas Rattani, Michael C Dewan, Vickie Hannig, Robert P Naftel, John C Wellons, Lori C Jordan
The authors present a case of monozygotic twins with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) who experienced cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) hemorrhage at a very young age. The clinical variables influencing HHT-related AVM rupture are discussed, and questions surrounding the timing of screening and intervention are explored. This is only the second known case of monozygotic HHT twins published in the medical literature, and the youngest pair of first-degree relatives to experience AVM-related cerebral hemorrhage...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522939/identification-of-protein-targets-in-cerebral-endothelial-cells-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-avms-molecular-therapies
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Margaret Simonian, Rachel R Ogorzalek Loo, Nalaka Rannulu, Joseph A Loo, Mark P Molloy, Marcus A Stoodley
BACKGROUND: To develop a new molecular targeted treatment for brain (AVMs), identification of membrane proteins that are localised on the AVM endothelium is crucial. Current treatment methods are surgery and radiosurgery. However, complete occlusion post radiosurgery are achieved within 3 years, while patient remain at risk of haemorrhage. This study aims to identify potential protein targets in AVM endothelial cells that discriminate these vessels from normal vessels; these proteins targets will be investigated for the molecular therapy of brain AVMs to promote rapid thrombosis after radiosurgery...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512050/assessing-the-role-of-preoperative-embolization-in-the-surgical-management-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
#18
Andrew S Luksik, Jody Law, Wuyang Yang, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Justin M Caplan, Geoffrey Colby, Alexander L Coon, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang
BACKGROUND: Preoperative embolization is established as an advantageous adjunct in multimodality treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations(AVMs). However, the benefit of preoperative embolization in AVMs with favorable surgical risk profile is debatable, as it has yet to be supported by evidence in comparative studies. In this study, we assessed outcome of surgically-treated patients in a comparative setting. METHODS: Our institutional AVM database of retrospectively and prospectively collected data between 1990-2015 was reviewed...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507836/microsurgical-removal-of-microcatheter-in-the-middle-cerebral-artery-during-resection-of-an-arteriovenous-malformation-resection
#19
Pejma Shazadeh Safavi, Sohum Desai, Daniel Branch, Juan R Ortega-Barnett
Surgical resection is the current standard of therapy for the treatment of arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Endovascular embolization is commonly used as an adjunct prior to surgical resection because it is believed to reduce the risk of intraoperative bleeding. Embolization has been associated with other complications including visual deficits, vessel perforation, and catheter adhesion. Catheter adhesion in which retained segments are contained within the embolization cast are not necessarily cause for concern, but retention of larger portions may confer an increased risk of thrombus formation...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502562/grade-1-spetzler-and-martin-cerebral-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformations-treated-by-microsurgery-poor-functional-outcome-is-related-to-injury-from-haemorrhage
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R Aboukaïs, M Quidet, M Baroncini, P Bourgeois, X Leclerc, M Vinchon, J-P Lejeune
INTRODUCTION: Ruptured arteriovenous malformations (rAVM) are life-threatening diseases. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of patients with grade 1 SPM rAVM after microsurgical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We retrospectively included 64 consecutive operated patients with a grade 1 SPM rAVM in our institution between 2002 and 2012. Complications related to the surgical procedure were recorded. All patients were re-evaluated 3months after treatment using the modified Rankin Scale score (mRS)...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
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