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Handb Clin Neurol. 2017;143:175-187. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63640-9.00017-5.

Radiosurgical ablation of spinal cord arteriovenous malformations.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. Electronic address: jra@stanford.edu.

Abstract

Spinal cord arteriovenous malformations (SCAVMs) are rare entities that account for less than 20% of spinal masses. These lesions represent a unique clinical challenge, in that surgical or endovascular treatment is often associated with devastating functional consequences. Over the past few decades, radiosurgery has become a well-established treatment modality for SCAVMs, and may be a first-line treatment in many patients afflicted with this devastating disease. This chapter summarizes the data available regarding radiosurgical treatment of SCAVMs.

KEYWORDS:

CyberKnife; arteriovenous malformations; radiosurgery; radiotherapy; spinal cord

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