Arteriovenous malformations in the posterior fossa

J Neurosurg. 1977 Jul;47(1):50-6. doi: 10.3171/jns.1977.47.1.0050.


We have operated on 12 of 14 cases of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the posterior fossa since 1968, with one death. The lesions were in the cerebellum in 10 cases (three anteromedial, one central, three lateral, and three posteromedial), and in the cerebellopontine angle in two; in two cases the lesions were directly related to the brain stem. The AVM's in the anterior part of the cerebellum were operated on through a transtentorial occipital approach.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebellopontine Angle / blood supply
  • Cerebellum / blood supply
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations* / pathology
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations* / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / metabolism*