Brain arteriovenous malformations and seizures: An Italian study

F. Galletti, C. Costa, L. M. Cupini, P. Eusebi, M. Hamam, N. Caputo, S. Siliquini, C. Conti, E. Moschini, P. Lunardi, S. Carletti, P. Calabresi

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Objective To evaluate seizures as first clinical manifestation of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), in relation to angioarchitectural features of these vascular anomalies. Methods We performed a prospective observational study, collecting records of patients with AVMs consecutively admitted to the Neurological and Neurosurgery Units of Perugia University and to the Neurosurgery Unit of Terni Hospital, during a 10-year period (1 January 2002 to 1 June 2012). Two groups of patients, with or without seizures as AVM first presentation, were analysed to identify differences in demographic and angiographic features. A multivariate logistic regression model was also developed. Results We examined 101 patients with AVMs, 55 male and 46 female. Seizures were the initial clinical manifestation in 31 (30.7%) patients. We found a significant difference (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-288
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Surgery
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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