Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations

Omar M. Arnaout, Bradley A. Gross, Christopher S. Eddleman, Bernard R. Bendok, Christopher C. Getch, H. Hunt Batjer

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Abstract

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the posterior fossa are complex neurovascular lesions that are less common than their supratentorial counterparts, accounting for < 15% of all AVMs. The majority of patients with these lesions present with intracranial hemorrhage, a factor that has been consistently shown to increase one's risk for subsequent bleeding. Studies have additionally shown a posterior fossa or deep AVM location to portend a more aggressive natural history. The authors reviewed the literature on posterior fossa AVMs, finding their annual rupture rates to be as high as 11.6%, an important factor that underscores the importance of aggressive treatment of lesions amenable to intervention as therapeutic options and results continue to improve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Arteriovenous Malformations
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Natural History
Rupture
Hemorrhage
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Infratentorial location
  • Natural history
  • Posterior fossa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Arnaout, O. M., Gross, B. A., Eddleman, C. S., Bendok, B. R., Getch, C. C., & Batjer, H. H. (2009). Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgical Focus, 26(5), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3171/2009.2.FOCUS0914

Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations. / Arnaout, Omar M.; Gross, Bradley A.; Eddleman, Christopher S.; Bendok, Bernard R.; Getch, Christopher C.; Batjer, H. Hunt.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2009, p. 1-6.

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Arnaout, OM, Gross, BA, Eddleman, CS, Bendok, BR, Getch, CC & Batjer, HH 2009, 'Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations', Neurosurgical Focus, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.3171/2009.2.FOCUS0914
Arnaout OM, Gross BA, Eddleman CS, Bendok BR, Getch CC, Batjer HH. Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgical Focus. 2009;26(5):1-6. https://doi.org/10.3171/2009.2.FOCUS0914
Arnaout, Omar M. ; Gross, Bradley A. ; Eddleman, Christopher S. ; Bendok, Bernard R. ; Getch, Christopher C. ; Batjer, H. Hunt. / Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations. In: Neurosurgical Focus. 2009 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 1-6.
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