Stereotactic radiosurgery for pediatric intracranial arteriovenous malformations: The University of California at San Francisco experience
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
The lower overall obliteration rate reported in this series is most likely due to the larger mean AVM volumes treated at UCSF as well as conservative dose-volume prescriptions delivered to children. Significantly higher obliteration rates were observed when a marginal radiation dose of at least 18 Gy was delivered. The permanent complication rate is low and should encourage those treating children to use doses similar to those used in adults.