The Role of Veins in Arteriovenous Malformation and Fistula, Pathophysiology and Treatment

  • Yongxin Zhang
  • Qinghai Huang
Part of the Springer Series in Translational Stroke Research book series (SSTSR)


The article explained how the cerebral veins and patterns of venous drainage affects the formation and development of brain arterial-venous malformations (AVMs) and dural arterial-venous fistulas (DAVFs) and also the role it plays in their natural histories. Most clinical relevantly, it proved the involvement and importance of veins by explaining the effectiveness of transvenous approach in the endovascular treatment of brain AVMs and DAVFs in selective cases and introduced some keynotes in the curative embolization of AVMs and DAVFs via venous approach.


Cerebral veins AVM DAVF Endovascular approach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongxin Zhang
    • 1
  • Qinghai Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryChanghai HospitalShanghaiChina

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