Arteriovenous malformation management

  • Wayne F. Yakes
  • Plinio Rossi
  • Henk Odink
How I Do It


Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are rare vascular lesions that can present with a myriad of clinical presentations. In our institutions, initial workup consists of a clinical exam, color Doppler imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. After the initial nonivasive workup, arteriography, at times closed system venography, and ethanol endovascular repair of the AVM is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the size of the lesion, additional Swan-Ganz line and arterial line monitoring are performed. Patients are usuallay observed overnight and uneventfully discharged the following day if no complication occurs. Patients are followed at periodic intervals despite cure of their lesion. Long-term follow-up is essential in AVM management.

Key words

Arteriovenous malformation Embolization Arterial therapeutic blockade Ethyl alcohol Endovascular management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne F. Yakes
    • 1
  • Plinio Rossi
    • 2
  • Henk Odink
    • 3
  1. 1.Interventional Radiology and Interventional Neuroradiology, Radiology Imaging Associates, P.C.Colorado Neurological Institute, Swedish Medical CenterEnglewoodUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversita Degli Studi Di RomaRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyDe Wever HospitalHeerlenThe Netherlands

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