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Br J Neurosurg. 2004 Oct;18(5):541-4.

Improvement in cognitive function after right temporal arteriovenous malformation excision.

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Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropsychology, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LE, UK.

Abstract

A patient is presented in whom right temporal AVM excision led to improved cognitive function. Neuropsychological assessment showed a significant postoperative improvement in Performance IQ (p = < 0.05), Full Scale IQ (p = < 0.05), and clinically in visual memory (p = < 0.10). Reversal of vascular steal may lead to increases in cognitive function. We recommend that patients undergoing AVM excision have a complete neuropsychological evaluation.

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