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An acquired cerebral arteriovenous malformation after brain abscess treatment: case report and a review of the literature

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A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital and static disease. However, there are increasing reports of acquired AVMs. The pathophysiology of an acquired AVM has not been fully elucidated but the suggested pathophysiology is a combination of genetic abnormalities and inflammatory cytokines caused by previous brain insults. We report a patient who developed an acquired AVM after the treatment for a brain abscess. She underwent Gamma Knife surgery to treat the acquired AVM. It is necessary to understand the characteristics of acquired AVMs and to further research acquired AVMs.

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Park, H., Koh, E.J., Lee, E.J. et al. An acquired cerebral arteriovenous malformation after brain abscess treatment: case report and a review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst 37, 2923–2926 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-021-05050-w

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