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Title: Classification and Endovascular Management of Pediatric Cerebral Vascular Malformations
Authors: Timo Krings
Sasikhan Geibprasert
Karel terBrugge
University of Toronto
Medizinische Fakultat und Universitats Klinikum Aachen
Hopital de Bicetre
Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2010
Citation: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. Vol.21, No.3 (2010), 463-482
Abstract: Pediatric vascular malformations of the central nervous system differ from those seen in adults. Their classification may be based on symptoms, pathomechanics, patient's age, morphologic features, or presumed etiology. This review describes the different classification schemes and the endovascular management options of these rare and challenging diseases. The proposed etiologic classification of pediatric vascular malformations may add to our understanding of these diseases in general because the phenotypic expression of a given vascular malformation can shed light on the nature and timing of the causative agent, thereby potentially opening up treatment modalities in the future that are directed against the triggering event rather than against the clinical manifestations or the morphologic appearance. With current endovascular methods, most vascular diseases can be approached safely and with good clinical results. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN: 10423680
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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