Combined embolization and operation in the treatment of cervical arteriovenous malformations

Richard E Latchaw, R. D. Harris, S. N. Chou, L. H A Gold

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Abstract

The effectiveness of a combined approach of embolization and operation for cervical vascular malformations is stressed. Lesions that seem to be inoperable may have their blood flow sufficiently reduced by preoperative embolization to allow surgical extirpation. Polyvinyl alcohol foam is an ideal embolic agent; not only may it be used preoperatively, but its permanency allows it to be used for primary therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-137
Number of pages7
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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