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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what frontoparietal arteriovenous malformation (avm) mean?

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Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Brain Blood Vessels: In the brain , an avm is typically a twisted tangle of blood vessels where is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. These can also be present in other parts of the body. Brain avm's carry a risk of bleeding if left untreated. They can also become symptomatic due to seizures and steal phenomenon (altered blood flow). Frontoparietal refers to the location.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What does frontoparietal arteriovenous malformation (avm) mean; is it a very bad deal?

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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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me something about arteriovenous malformation?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Brain Blood Vessels: In the brain , an avm is typically a twisted tangle of blood vessels where is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. These can also be present in other parts of the body. Brain avm's carry a risk of bleeding if left untreated. They can also become symptomatic due to seizures and steal phenomenon (altered blood flow).
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could you explain what is an arteriovenous malformation (avm)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Brain Blood Vessels: In the brain , an avm is typically a twisted tangle of blood vessels where is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. These can also be present in other parts of the body. Brain avm's carry a risk of bleeding if left untreated. They can also become symptomatic due to seizures and steal phenomenon (altered blood flow).
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is an arteriovenous malformation (avm), and is it hereditary?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Can be: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. Sometimes it is hereditary.

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