Management of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations (bAVMs)

Published: June 22, 2017

  • Brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) are uncommon vascular lesions that present with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), seizures or headache and typically in young adults.
  • A large proportion of patients are diagnosed with incidental asymptomatic bAVMs after brain imaging is obtained for other reasons.
  • This statement describes the current knowledge of the natural history and treatment of patients with ruptured and unruptured bAVMs, suggestions for managing them, and implications for future research.