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Neurosurgery of Arteriovenous Malformations and Fistulas

A Multimodal Approach

  • Hans-Jakob Steiger
  • Robert Schmid-Elsaesser
  • Alexander Muacevic
  • Hartmut Brückmann
  • Berndt Wowra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. H.-J. Steiger
    Pages 57-70
  3. H.-J. Steiger
    Pages 117-137
  4. H. Brückmann, H.-J. Steiger
    Pages 139-147
  5. H.-J. Steiger, R. Schmid-Elsaesser, A. Muacevic, H. Brückmann
    Pages 165-398
  6. R. Schmid-Elsaesser, H.-J. Steiger, H. Brückmann
    Pages 399-426
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 471-476

About this book

Introduction

Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and fistulas (AVF) differ from all other pathology affecting the central nervous system by their high-flow arteriovenous shunts. Permanent occlusion of these shunts is the essence and the challenge of therapy. Much progress has been made since the first neurosurgical efforts to deal with these problems. Endovascular therapy and radiosurgery became accepted alternatives or adjuncts to surgery. In many instances the choice of the primary therapeutic modality is not clear and arguments can be found for several options. However, microsurgery, endovascular therapy and radiosurgery differ very much with regard to invasiveness, length of stay at the hospital but also residual risk after therapy. These secondary factors are often decisive for the choice of treatment modality. The book presents in a clearly structured way the modern treatment concepts. It has been written for all colleagues involved in surgery, radiosurgery and endovascular therapy of neurovascular malformations.

Keywords

AVF AVM Embolisation Nervous System Neurochirurgie Radiochirurgie Zentrales Nervensystem central nervous system classification embolization microsurgery neurosurgery radiosurgery surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans-Jakob Steiger
    • 1
  • Robert Schmid-Elsaesser
    • 1
  • Alexander Muacevic
    • 1
  • Hartmut Brückmann
    • 1
  • Berndt Wowra
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinikum Großhadern and Gamma Knife CenterLudwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunichGermany

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