Acute Management of Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformations and Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas

Salah G. Aoun, Bernard R. Bendok, H. Hunt Batjer

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Arteriovenous malformations of the brain (AVMs) are a major cause of stroke in young, healthy individuals and present multiple diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, particularly in the acute setting. Although the flow hemodynamics, biology, epidemiology, and natural history of AVMs have been extensively studied, little data have been published on AVM surgery in the acute setting, and acute surgery has been claimed to possibly increase the risk of persistent neurological deficits. Although it is usually preferable to defer AVM surgery for a few weeks or months, acute surgical (open and endovascular) management is essential in specific clinical and radiological settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-103
Number of pages17
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Acute management
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Dural arteriovenous fistulas
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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