Brain stem cavernous malformations

A. P H Huang, Jui Sheng Chen, Chi Cheng Yang, Kuo Chuan Wang, Shih Hung Yang, Dar Ming Lai, Yong Kwang Tu

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We retrospectively reviewed the clinical experience of 30 patients with brain stem cavernous malformations (BSCM) treated operatively and non-operatively at our hospital between 1983 and 2005 to elucidate the natural history of BSCM and the factors that affect surgical outcome. Inpatient charts, imaging studies, operative records, and follow-up results were evaluated. The average follow up was 48.5 months. Twenty-two patients (73.3%) received surgical extirpation and of these 86.4% improved or stabilized and 13.6% deteriorated with permanent or severe morbidity. There was no mortality. Size, preoperative status, and surgical timing were factors related to surgical outcome. In the non-operative group, 50% of the patients were the same or better, 25% deteriorated, and 25% died. With appropriate patient selection, resection of BSCM can be achieved with acceptable morbidity compared with the ominous natural history of these lesions.
頁(從 - 到)74-79
期刊Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
出版狀態已發佈 - 1月 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神經病學(臨床)
  • 生理學(醫學)
  • 神經內科


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