Transvenous arteriovenous malformation embolization
Brahimaj BC, Keigher K, Lopes DK. Transvenous arteriovenous malformation embolization. J Neurointerv Surg. 2020;12(3):332.
Transvenous embolization of arteriovenous malformations has emerged as a safe and effective intervention. In carefully selected patients the transvenous approach has shown efficacy similar to that of conventional transarterial routes. The optimal lesions amenable to the transvenous approach have not been robustly delineated; however, the approach is reserved for small, deep seeded, single venous drainage lesions with poorly amenable arterial vascular supply. In this video we demonstrate a case of transvernous Onyx embolization of a Spetzler-Martin grade 3 (SM3) left hemispheric, ruptured arteriovenous malformation. The patient underwent successful, single session, complete embolization of the arteriovenous malformation through a venous route without further complications or repeat treatment.