Operative management of brainstem cavernous malformations

Wael F Asaad, Brian P Walcott, Brian V Nahed, Christopher S Ogilvy
Neurosurgical Focus 2010, 29 (3): E10
Brainstem cavernous malformations (CMs) are complex lesions associated with hemorrhage and neurological deficit. In this review, the authors describe the anatomical nuances relating to the operative techniques for these challenging lesions. The resection of brainstem CMs in properly selected patients has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of rehemorrhage and can be achieved relatively safely in experienced hands.

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