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Management of Intracranial Vascular Lesions During Pregnancy 

Management of Intracranial Vascular Lesions During Pregnancy
Management of Intracranial Vascular Lesions During Pregnancy

Jaclyn J. Renfrow

, Aqib H. Zehri

, Kyle M. Fargen

, Jasmeet Singh

, John A. Wilson

, and Stacey Q. Wolfe

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date: 05 March 2021

Management of cerebral vascular lesions in pregnancy requires special consideration to an altered natural history in the pregnant patient, such as a higher rupture rate of arteriovenous malformations. Additionally, treatment challenges exist including radiation exposure, medication selection, optimal treatment timing, and modalities. If identified prior to a pregnancy most vascular lesions warrant a definitive treatment discussion to circumvent the risks associated with an intracranial hemorrhage during pregnancy. The treatment team consists of a multidisciplinary approach involving neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, neurointensivists, and obstetricians.

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