Minimally invasive surgery for cerebral AVM in the eloquent cortex

Hirotoshi Sano, Yoko Kato, Katsumi Iritani, Katsuhiko Akashi, Tetsuo Kanno

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The treatment of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is still a challenging problem in the neurosurgical field. The usual operative procedure has been the removal of the AVM by sucking the gliosis which surrounds it. However, by using such a method in the functional area, especially the sensory and motor cortex, it has been impossible to remove the AVM without postoperative neurological deficit. Recent reports have shown that a 1 mm thickness of the brain around a large AVM is non-functioning;1,2 therefore, we aimed to remove only the AVM without sucking the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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