Intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are rare lesions that are often discovered fortuitously. They should be identified on CT scan and MRI before resorting to angiography; the latter is used to prepare the treatment. This article describes the various types of subpial or dural AVM and the specific characteristics that enable their differentiation with non-invasive imaging. The factors that determine the severity of these lesions, whether discovered before or after a haemorrhage, are described, as well as prognostic indicators.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Cerebral arteriovenous malformation, Dural arteriovenous malformation, MRA (magnetic resonance angiography), CT angiography