Interventional treatments—especially surgery—provide good functional outcomes and a high cure rate for patients with lower-grade arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, reports the May issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
The findings contrast with a recent trial reporting better outcomes without surgery or other interventions for AVMs. “On the basis of these data, in appropriately selected patients, we recommend treatment for low-grade brain AVMs,” concludes the study by Dr. Laligam N. Sekhar and colleagues of University of Washington, Seattle.
Click here to read “Treatment Outcomes of Unruptured Arteriovenous Malformations With a Subgroup Analysis of ARUBA (A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations)-Eligible Patients,” from the May issue of Neurosurgery.