Supratentorial Arteriovenous Malformations
Arteriovenous malformations are a heterogeneous group of intra-axial central nervous system vascular lesions consisting of tangles of abnormal arteriovenous connections without intervening capillary beds. The heterogeneity of arteriovenous malformations is described by the Spetzler-Martin grading scale, a scale that also forms the basis for clinical decision making. The microsurgical treatment of appropriately selected supratentorial arteriovenous malformations is based on the tenets of circumferential isolation and transection of arterial feeders, preservation of vessels en passant and surrounding functional neural tissue, and skeletonization and transection of venous drainage.
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Clatterbuck, Richard E.; Hsu, Frank P.K.; and Spetzler, Robert F., "Supratentorial Arteriovenous Malformations" (2005). Neurosurgery. 398.