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Stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations of the brain using a standard linear accelerator: the Lyon experience
Radiotherapy and Oncology
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Radiosurgery (RS) was initiated in Lyon in October 1989. The technique was adapted from that described by Lutz and Saunders in Boston (BRW stereotactic frame). Irradiation is delivered with 18-MV photons produced by a LINAC. From December 1989 to December 1992, 41 patients with arteriovenous malformations were treated by RS; the median age was 33 years. The largest lesion diameter was 11.2-38.5 mm. Fifteen to 20 Gy were delivered on the 70% isodose line. Angiography was performed at 2 years post-treatment in 32 patients demonstrating an overall complete thrombosis rate of 81.3%. This incidence was significantly correlated with the Spetzler and Martin grade before RS (P = 0.0055). Two patients (4.9%) experienced haemorrhage after radiosurgical treatment and one died from an intracerebral-intraventricular haemorrhage. Four patients (9.7%) experienced permanent radiation-induced neurological complications.
Adult Cerebral Angiography Female Follow-Up Studies Humans Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations/epidemiology/radiography/*surgery Male Postoperative Complications/*epidemiology Radiosurgery/*instrumentation Time Factors Treatment Outcome
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