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Spetzler-Martin Scale for Grading Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) of the Brain

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain may be graded based on key features. The grade is associated with the likelihood of complications following surgical resection of the lesion. Grade 1 lesions are small and superficial with little risk from resection, whereas Grade 5 lesions are large, deep, involving critical areas of the brain and associated with significant risk from surgery.

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