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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Musings about surgery for intra-cranial arterio-venous malformations

National Neurosciences Mission, Adarsha Super-Specialty Hospital, Manipal-Udupi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. A Raja
National Neurosciences Mission, Adarsha Super-Specialty Hospital, Manipal-Udupi, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jcvs.jcvs_15_20

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Introduction: Neurosurgery has evolved with the times and as with all things with a rich history, there is much to be learnt from experience and much to be re-iterated in the present. Aims and objectives: To reinforce the key basic points in AVM surgery, for the benefit of all neurosurgeons operating on AVMs. Materials: Based on personal experience from over he author recollects integral points and principles of the surgical management of intra-cranial arterio-venous malformations (AVMs), highlighting the basic elements such as planning, exposure, equipment use, intra-operative identification, and safe approach, execution and hemostasis. Conclusion: The success of AVM surgery depends highly on methodical planning and precise execution.

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