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A 42-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering how serious is brain arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. Enrique Wulff
46 years experience
Location: All depend of the location, the clinical manifestations, the type of avm.... But in general are not big deal...
Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Bleed risk: The overall risks of bleeding are 3-4% yearly. Each bleed episode carries a 25% risk of mortality. Overall risk of dying is therefore 1% yearly.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How serious is a brain arteriovenous malformation? Does it depend on size or site?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: It can be deadly serious or incidental - depending on the type and location. You should see a neurosurgeon to determine which one you have and what it needs for treatment.

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