Current treatment options for cerebral arteriovenous malformations in pregnancy: A review of the literature

Nitin Agarwal, Jacqueline C. Guerra, Nihar B. Gala, Prateek Agarwal, Alexandros Zouzias, Chirag D. Gandhi, Charles J. Prestigiacomo

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Abstract

Background: Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), though relatively rare, have the propensity to cause potentially fatal conditions, such as intracranial hemorrhage. Methods: Online databases were utilized to select and review references to convey recommended treatment options for cerebral AVMs in pregnancy. Results: The presentation of a hemorrhage from an AVM in a pregnant woman warrants the initiation of treatments. Conclusion: An individualized, multimodal therapeutic strategy should be employed for endovascular treatment, such as presurgical embolization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalWorld neurosurgery
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Cerebral
  • Embolization
  • Endovascular
  • Microsurgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Treatment

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