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June 1983

Spontaneous Regression of a Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurosurgery (Drs Wakai, Wu, and Chiu) and Neurology (Dr Chen), Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China. Dr Wakai is now with the University of Dokkyo School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan.

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(6):377-380. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050060077015

• A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) spontaneously and completely disappeared on subsequent angiography. Computed tomography revealed a very similar picture to that of angiographically occult AVM, which was histologically thrombotic. Reviewing the literature, we suggest that in many cases the important factor related to regression of AVM is a previous bleeding episode.

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