Cerebral arteriovenous malformation diagnosis and management

Semin Neurol. 2013 Nov;33(5):468-75. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1364212. Epub 2014 Feb 6.


Arteriovenous malformations of the brain can carry considerable morbidity and mortality in the setting of rupture. The complex angioarchitecture and hemodynamic alteration requires careful consideration in diagnostic and management approaches. In this review, the authors define the pathophysiology, outline diagnostic methods, and highlight current management approaches.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Disease Management
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis*
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*