Cerebral arteriovenous malformations in childhood: state of the art with special reference to treatment

Eur J Pediatr. 1997 Oct;156(10):741-6. doi: 10.1007/s004310050703.


In this state of the art paper, the clinical and diagnostic features of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in childhood are outlined and special attention is paid to the treatment. Several options exists for the treatment of an AVM, consisting of surgery, endovascular embolization, stereotactic radiosurgery, or a combination of these treatments.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / mortality
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
  • Microsurgery
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality
  • Radiosurgery
  • Survival Rate
  • Treatment Outcome