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A 46-year-old member asked:

What's an arteriovenous malformation from?

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

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for an arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. James Scanlon
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Can depend...: Depending on the location (face, trunk, extremities) and level (superficial, deep) and degree of symptoms from the "shunting" of blood from the arteries to the veins the treatment can vary. Thorough imaging (ultrasound, mri, arteriogram) is needed to figure this out. Treatment can involve surgery but more often today relies on injecting chemicals directly into the avm to clog it up.

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