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Do cerebral arteriovenous malformations increase in size?
  1. A D Mendelow,
  2. A Erfurth,
  3. K Grossart,
  4. P Macpherson
  1. Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow, Scotland.


    Six patients are reported with cerebral arteriovenous malformations which have enlarged over follow up periods of from 4 to 20 years. The frequency of spontaneous enlargement is estimated to range from 0.2% to 2.8% per annum. This rate of enlargement should be considered when treatment options are reviewed in individual patients, and should be added to the risk of haemorrhage.

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