Anatomy of the feeding arteries of the cerebral arteriovenous malformations

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Milatovic , B , Saponjski , J , Huseinagic , H , Moranjkic , M , Medenica , S M , Marinkovic , I , Nikolic , M & Marinkovic , S 2018 , ' Anatomy of the feeding arteries of the cerebral arteriovenous malformations ' , Folia Morphologica , vol. 77 , no. 4 , pp. 656-669 .

Title: Anatomy of the feeding arteries of the cerebral arteriovenous malformations
Author: Milatovic, B.; Saponjski, J.; Huseinagic, H.; Moranjkic, M.; Medenica, S. Milosevic; Marinkovic, I.; Nikolic, Milos; Marinkovic, S.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Neurosciences
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Folia Morphologica
ISSN: 0015-5659
Abstract: Background: Identification and anatomic features of the feeding arteries of the arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is very important due to neurologic, radiologic, and surgical reasons. Materials and methods: Seventy-seven patients with AVMs were examined by using a digital subtraction angiographic (DSA) and computerised tomographic (CT) examination, including three-dimensional reconstruction of the brain vessels. In addition, the arteries of 4 human brain stems and 8 cerebral hemispheres were microdissected. Results: The anatomic examination showed a sporadic hypoplasia, hyperplasia, early bifurcation and duplication of certain cerebral arteries. The perforating arteries varied from 1 to 8 in number. The features of the leptomeningeal and choroidal vessels were presented. The radiologic examination revealed singular (22.08%), double (32.48%) or multiple primary feeding arteries (45.45%), which were dilated and elongated in 58.44% of the patients. The feeders most often originated from the middle cerebral artery (MCA; (23.38%), less frequently from the anterior cerebral artery (ACA; 12.99%), and the posterior cerebral artery (PCA; 10.39%). Multiple feeders commonly originated from the ACA and MCA (11.69%), the MCA and PCA (10.39%), the ACA and PCA (7.79%), and the ACA, MCA and PCA (5.19%). The infratentorial feeders were found in 9.1% of the AVMs. Contribution from the middle meningeal and occipital arteries was seen in 3.9% angiograms. Two cerebral arteries had a saccular aneurysm. The AVM haemorrhage appeared in 63.6% of patients. Conclusions: The knowledge of the origin and anatomic features of the AVMs feeders is important in the explanation of neurologic signs, and in a decision regarding the endovascular embolisation, neurosurgical and radiosurgical treatments.
Subject: angiography
arteriovenous malformations
cerebral arteries
feeding arteries
3112 Neurosciences
3124 Neurology and psychiatry

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