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how are arteriovenous malformations and other vascular lesions detected?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Studies...: Angiography can detect the majority of vascular lesions; although a good number of them are detected while undergoing numerous other procedures for other things(ct scans, ultrasounds, etc.).
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
CTA,MRAngio: The gold standard to diagnose a-v malformations and vascular anomalies is an angiogram. This may be a ctangio, mrangio or selective digital substraction angiography.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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