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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Brain: Overall risk of intracerebral hemorrhage of 2-4% per year, angiographic assessment is recommended to further define prognosis with AVM. Superficial, moderate-sized AVMs have a good long-term prognosis and may not have any additional benefit with interventional treatment.Lifetime risk of hemorrhage may be substantial for young patients with AVM.Prognosis better than other causes cerebral hemorrhage

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Depends on location: Avm's occur in all parts of the body. It depends on which organ is effected. Removing those on the skin is no threat to life. Similarly, an avm in an extremity is rarely a threat. An avm in the intestine can require removing a section of intestine which an be a beggar operation but seldom is a threat to life.
A 31-year-old member asked:

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

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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).
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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