Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (C. AVM) and associated arterial aneurysms (AA). Analysis of 101 C. AVM cases, with 37 AA in 23 patients

Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1988;91(1-2):29-36. doi: 10.1007/BF01400524.


We report a series of 101 patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations (CAVM), in which 23 cases presented with one or several arterial aneurysm(s) (AA). Each AA could be classified into distal intra-lesional, proximal or remote. Patients with CAVM + AA tend to be older and more frequently present with epilepsy, haemorrhage events and neurological deficits. Of these 23 patients, 16 had their AVM treated partially or totally by embolization. In our series, the endovascular treatment of the arteriovenous shunt with a proximal AA on the same vessel has resulted in at least a regression, and sometimes a disappearance of the arterial ectasia. Although partial treatment of the AVM does no erase the risk of haemorrhage from the malformation itself, it may diminish the chance of developing a flow-related AA or any other expression of the high-flow angiopathy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / epidemiology*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / epidemiology*
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy
  • Male
  • Radiography