Novel cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformationss

Swiss Med Wkly. 2016 Nov 12;146:w14361. doi: 10.4414/smw.2016.14361. eCollection 2016.

Abstract

Previous case studies reported nine patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) who developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) after AVM embolisation. Here, we describe three novel cases of ALS which developed 13-34 years after treatment, including embolisation, of cerebral AVM. This study provides further arguments supporting the thesis that embolisation of cerebral AVM might influence the risk of later ALS development.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / etiology*
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / pathology
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications*
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors