Clinical Aspects, Diagnostic Evaluation, and Surgical Treatment of Posterior Fossa Arteriovenous Malformations

  • Yuri M. Filatov
  • Shalva S. Eliava
Conference paper
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Neurosurgery book series (COPENEU)


The results of clinical examination and treatment of 95 cases (64 males and 31 females aged 8–50) of posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are reported. There were 45 surgical procedures: 34 total excisions of the AVM and various other operations as described. An anatomicosurgi-cal classification of posterior fossa AVMs is outlined based on angiography, computed tomography (CT), and surgical approaches to the lesions. A total of 83 patients presented with hemorrhage and 12 with only focal neurological deficits. The analysis of the neurological symptoms of posterior fossa AVMs showed relatively poor correlation between the symptoms and the site of the AVM.


Posterior Fossa Arteriovenous Malformation Posterior Cerebral Artery Feeding Artery Total Excision 
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  • Yuri M. Filatov
  • Shalva S. Eliava

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