The Abstractor

January 7, 2016 Volume 2, Issue 9

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Bi-Weekly Focus: Eloquence for AVMs

On the SAM (AVM) data collection form, I need to be able to answer if the AVM has ELOQUENCE: If it does, I need to know which indicator is the correct one to check:



Broca's Area

Deep structures

Wernicke's Area

Cerebellar Nuclei

Visual Cortex

Cerebellar Penduncles

When describing the morphology of the AVM I usually find the dimensions, side, size, location, feeders, and venous drainage; but rarely can I identify if there is eloquence.

Please being including this key component when describing an AVM.

ZLUH Vascular Residents

Happy New Year!

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