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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600483/extending-the-indications-for-transvenous-approach-embolization-for-superficial-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Dinark Conceição Viana, Luis Henrique de Castro-Afonso, Guilherme Seizem Nakiri, Lucas Moretti Monsignore, Felipe Padovani Trivelato, Oscar Benedicto Colli, Daniel Giansante Abud
INTRODUCTION: Transarterial embolization is the standard endovascular treatment strategy for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The transvenous approach has been indicated for the embolization of deep AVMs meeting a set of strict eligibility criteria. The present study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of the transvenous approach for superficial AVMs. METHODS: A retrospective series of 12 patients presenting with cortical AVMs were treated by endovascular embolization using a transvenous approach with a curative intent...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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/28555270/critical-review-of-brain-avm-surgery-surgical-results-and-natural-history-in-2017
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REVIEW
Michael Kerin Morgan, Andrew Stewart Davidson, Nazih N A Assaad, Marcus Andrew Stoodley
BACKGROUND: An understanding of the present standing of surgery, surgical results and the role in altering the future morbidity and mortality of untreated brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) is appropriate considering the myriad alternative management pathways (including radiosurgery, embolization or some combination of treatments), varying risks and selection biases that have contributed to confusion regarding management. The purpose of this review is to clarify the link between the incidence of adverse outcomes that are reported from a management pathway of either surgery or no intervention with the projected risks of surgery or no intervention...
May 29, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525927/differences-in-functional-outcome-across-subtypes-with-spetzler-martin-grade-ii-arteriovenous-malformations
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Alice L Hung, Wuyang Yang, Erick M Westbroek, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Justin M Caplan, Maria Braileanu, Joanna Y Wang, Geoffrey P Colby, Alexander L Coon, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495425/volume-staged-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformations
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Adeel Ilyas, Dale Ding, H Robert Hixson, Zhiyuan Xu, Robert M Starke, Jason P Sheehan
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an effective treatment option for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM). However, the treatment of large AVMs (nidus volume ≥12cm(3)) with single-session SRS alone yields generally poor outcomes. Volume-staged SRS (VS-SRS) is a therapeutic strategy for large AVMs which seeks to avoid the disadvantages of single-session SRS, but reports regarding its efficacy remain limited. The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to assess the outcomes of VS-SRS for large AVMs...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484523/radiosurgery-in-treatment-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-mid-term-results-of-388-cases-from-a-single-center
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Mohammad Ali Bitaraf, Ramon Katoozpour, Mazyar Azar, Mohsen Nouri, Seyed Abolghasem Mortazavi, Abbas Amirjamshidi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome and risks of radiosurgery for patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain all treated in a single center in the 3(rd) world with all its limitations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 388 patients with AVM treated with radiosurgery during an 8-year period. Factors associated with increased chance of AVM obliteration or hemorrhages during the follow-up period were analyzed...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458878/rendering-a-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformation-more-susceptible-to-spontaneous-obliteration-as-a-possible-treatment-strategy-for-cerebral-avm
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Szu-Kai Hsu, Chih-Ju Chang, I-Chang Su
Spontaneous regression of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare phenomenon, but its occurrence is an important consideration in treatment planning. A 58-year-old male was found to have a high-flow AVM of Spetzler-Martin Grade III. Before his scheduled treatment, the AVM ruptured with a large parenchymal hemorrhage. Following emergency decompressive surgery, a targeted embolization procedure was performed to obliterate the ruptured weak point and to reduce the shunting flow. The residual AVM became a malformation harboring angio-architectural factors favoring spontaneous obliteration...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457930/delayed-venous-drainage-in-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformations-based-on-quantitative-color-coded-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Xiaolin Chen, Ethan A Winkler, Daniel L Cooke, Helen Kim, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE: Clinically applicable hemodynamic risk factors to predict arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture are missing in the literature. The aim of this study was to identify hemodynamic parameters in ruptured and unruptured AVMs based on catheter angiography. METHODS: Patients with frontal and temporal AVMs and Siemens syngo iFlow color-coding angiography were included in this study (n=71). Clinical and radiological data (age, gender, Spetzler-Martin (SM) and supplemented SM grade, and rupture status), and hemodynamic features (contrast mean transit time (MTT) of feeding arteries, draining veins, AVM nidus, and the cerebral circulation time (CCT)) were analyzed...
April 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431024/radiosurgery-for-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-an-international-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, Hideyuki Kano, John Y K Lee, David Mathieu, John Pierce, Paul Huang, Symeon Missios, Caleb Feliciano, Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, Luis Almodovar, Inga S Grills, Danilo Silva, Mahmoud Abbassy, Douglas Kondziolka, Gene H Barnett, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: The role of intervention in the management of unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM) is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To analyze in a multicenter, retrospective cohort study, the outcomes following radiosurgery for unruptured AVMs and determine predictive factors. METHODS: We evaluated and pooled AVM radiosurgery data from 8 institutions participating in the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation. Patients with unruptured AVMs and ≥12 mo of follow-up were included in the study cohort...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427848/early-outcomes-and-periprocedural-complications-of-transarterial-embolization-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-with-onyx-%C3%A2
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Wojciech Poncyljusz, Marcin Sawicki, Katarzyna Lubkowska, Monika Rać
BACKGROUND: Brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) is a rare pathology diagnosed mostly in young adults. However, due to its hemorrhagic complications, it constitutes an important clinical problem. Treatment modalities available include endovascular, surgery and radiosurgery. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of endovascular treatment of BAVM with Onyx(®) by reporting one-center experience. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2013, 54 patients with BAVM were embolized with Onyx...
April 5, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419337/targeted-embolization-of-aneurysms-associated-with-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-at-high-risk-for-surgical-resection-a-case-control-study
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Matthew D Alexander, Daniel S Hippe, Daniel L Cooke, Danial K Hallam, Steven W Hetts, Helen Kim, Michael T Lawton, Laligam N Sekhar, Louis J Kim, Basavaraj V Ghodke
BACKGROUND: High-risk components of brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) can be targeted to reduce the risk of lesion rupture. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate targeted embolization of aneurysms against other means of treatment with a case-control analysis; we previously investigated this approach associated with BAVMs. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients with BAVMs was performed, identifying patients treated with intention to occlude only an aneurysm associated with a BAVM...
April 13, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408632/4d-dsa-for-dynamic-visualization-of-cerebral-vasculature-a-single-center-experience-in-26-cases
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S Lang, P Gölitz, T Struffert, J Rösch, K Rössler, M Kowarschik, C Strother, A Doerfler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: 4D DSA allows acquisition of time-resolved 3D reconstructions of cerebral vessels by using C-arm conebeam CT systems. The aim of our study was to evaluate this new method by qualitative and quantitative means. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2D and 4D DSA datasets were acquired in patients presenting with AVMs, dural arteriovenous fistulas, and cerebral aneurysms. 4D DSA was compared with 2D DSA in a consensus reading of qualitative and quantitative parameters of AVMs (eg, location, feeder, associated aneurysms, nidus size, drainage, Martin-Spetzler Score), dural arteriovenous fistulas (eg, fistulous point, main feeder, diameter of the main feeder, drainage), and cerebral aneurysms (location, neck configuration, aneurysmal size)...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389875/european-consensus-conference-on-unruptured-brain-avms-treatment-supported-by-eans-esmint-egks-and-sinch
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Marco Cenzato, Edoardo Boccardi, Ettore Beghi, Peter Vajkoczy, Istvan Szikora, Enrico Motti, Luca Regli, Andreas Raabe, Shalva Eliava, Andreas Gruber, Torstein R Meling, Mika Niemela, Alberto Pasqualin, Andrey Golanov, Bengt Karlsson, Andras Kemeny, Roman Liscak, Bodo Lippitz, Matthias Radatz, Alessandro La Camera, René Chapot, Civan Islak, Laurent Spelle, Alberto Debernardi, Elio Agostoni, Martina Revay, Michael K Morgan
In December of 2016, a Consensus Conference on unruptured AVM treatment, involving 24 members of the three European societies dealing with the treatment of cerebral AVMs (EANS, ESMINT, and EGKS) was held in Milan, Italy. The panel made the following statements and general recommendations: (1) Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a complex disease associated with potentially severe natural history; (2) The results of a randomized trial (ARUBA) cannot be applied equally for all unruptured brain arteriovenous malformation (uBAVM) and for all treatment modalities; (3) Considering the multiple treatment modalities available, patients with uBAVMs should be evaluated by an interdisciplinary neurovascular team consisting of neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, radiosurgeons, and neurologists experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of brain AVM; (4) Balancing the risk of hemorrhage and the associated restrictions of everyday activities related to untreated unruptured AVMs against the risk of treatment, there are sufficient indications to treat unruptured AVMs grade 1 and 2 (Spetzler-Martin); (5) There may be indications for treating patients with higher grades, based on a case-to-case consensus decision of the experienced team; (6) If treatment is indicated, the primary strategy should be defined by the multidisciplinary team prior to the beginning of the treatment and should aim at complete eradication of the uBAVM; (7) After having considered the pros and cons of a randomized trial vs...
June 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362235/a-supplementary-grading-scale-combining-lesion-to-eloquence-distance-for-predicting-surgical-outcomes-of-patients-with-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Yuming Jiao, Fuxin Lin, Jun Wu, Hao Li, Lijun Wang, Zhen Jin, Shuo Wang, Yong Cao
OBJECTIVE Case selection for the surgical treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) remains challenging. This study aimed to construct a predictive grading system combining lesion-to-eloquence distance (LED) for selecting patients with BAVMs for surgery. METHODS Between September 2012 and September 2015, the authors retrospectively studied 201 consecutive patients with BAVMs. All patients had undergone preoperative functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), followed by resection. Both angioarchitectural factors and LED were analyzed with respect to the change between preoperative and final postoperative modified Rankin Scale (mRS) scores...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355735/-clinical-application-of-hybrid-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations
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H X Wu, Rexiti Paerhati, G J Feng, X P Yang, P Zhao, Q L Liu, G Li, X G Li, D H Wang
Objective: To investigate the application of hybrid technique for the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (CAVMs) and to assess the value of hybrid technique. Methods: The cases of CAVMs treated in Qilu hospital and People's Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from July 2011 to July 2016 were analyzed retrospectively.Two modes of hybrid surgery, "angiographic diagnosis-craniotomy lesion resection or/and hematoma clearance-intraoperative angiography evaluation" and "angiographic diagnosis-intraoperative embolization-craniotomy lesion resection or/and hematoma clearance-intraoperative angiography evaluation" were applied for all the cases...
March 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351522/dynamic-conformal-arc-radiosurgery-for-arteriovenous-malformations-outcome-and-influence-of-clinical-and-dosimetrical-data
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Karen Clement-Colmou, Vincent Roualdes, Stéphane-André Martin, Stephanie Josset, Hubert Desal, Loïc Campion, François Thillays
PURPOSE: To assess efficacy, toxicity, and their predictive factors for dynamic conformal arc arteriovenous malformations (AVM) stereotactic radiosurgery. METHOD: Data concerning 90 consecutive patients were retrospectively studied. Clinical, radiological, dosimetrical data and quality indexes were computed. RESULTS: AVM median volume was 1.06cc. Median prescribed dose was 22Gy. Total occlusion was obtained for 69% of patients. Post-radiosurgery annual hemorrhage rate was 2...
May 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344176/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-aruba-a-randomized-trial-of-unruptured-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-eligible-spetzler-martin-grade-i-and-ii-arteriovenous-malformations-a-multicenter-study
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Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, Hideyuki Kano, David Mathieu, Paul P Huang, Douglas Kondziolka, Caleb Feliciano, Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, Luis Almodovar, Inga S Grills, Danilo Silva, Mahmoud Abbassy, Symeon Missios, Gene H Barnett, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE: ARUBA (A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations) found better short-term outcomes after conservative management compared with intervention for unruptured arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, because Spetzler-Martin (SM) grade I-II AVMs have the lowest treatment morbidity, sufficient follow-up of these lesions may show a long-term benefit from intervention. The aim of this multicenter, retrospective cohort study is to assess the outcomes after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for ARUBA-eligible SM grade I-II AVMs...
June 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327955/differences-in-functional-outcome-across-subtypes-with-spetzler-martin-grade-ii-arteriovenous-malformations
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Alice L Hung, Wuyang Yang, Erick M Westbroek, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Justin M Caplan, Maria Braileanu, Joanna Y Wang, Geoffrey P Colby, Alexander L Coon, Rafael J Tamargo, Judy Huang
BACKGROUND: The Spetzler-Martin grading system for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is based on size (S), eloquence (E), and deep venous drainage (V). However, variation exists due to subgroup heterogeneity. While previous studies have demonstrated variations in outcomes within grade III AVMs, no studies have focused on grade II AVM subtypes. OBJECTIVE: We aim to delineate how functional outcomes differ among patients with subtypes of grade II AVMs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with AVMs evaluated at our institution from 1990 to 2013...
February 4, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324183/multimodality-management-and-outcomes-of-brain-arterio-venous-malformations-avms-in-children-personal-experience-and-review-of-the-literature-with-specific-emphasis-on-age-at-first-avm-bleed
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REVIEW
Anan Shtaya, John Millar, Owen Sparrow
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to study the presentation and analyse the results of multimodality treatment of brain arterio-venous malformations (AVMs) in children at our centre and review age at first AVM rupture in the literature. METHODS: Of 52 patients aged <18 years, 47 with brain AVMs (27 males and 20 females) aged 4-17 years (mean 12.2) were retrospectively reviewed. PubMed search revealed five additional studies including 267 patients where the prevalence of age-related AVMs rupture was analysed...
April 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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