[Cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Natural history. Therapeutic approaches]

Agressologie. 1990 May;31(5):237-9.
[Article in French]


Intracerebral hemorrhage is the most frequent clinical manifestation of arteriovenous malformations (AVM). That clinical manifestation is more frequent and more severe in youngest patients. Cerebral angiography demonstrates the location and size of the AVM and identifies its arterial supplies. These informations are related to the neurological status of the patient to decide the most adequate treatment. Surgical treatment, embolization or radiosurgery can be performed or associated to eradicate totally the AVM. Several procedures are sometimes necessary to obtain the definitive cure of the malformation.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Child
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Radiology, Interventional
  • Recurrence