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what's an arteriovenous malformation from?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Congenital: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Vascular: I will refer this to experts in the blood vessels. Thanks for asking this important question.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for an arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. James Scanlon
Vascular Surgery 21 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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 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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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Congenital abnormal: An avm is an abnormal collection of blood vessels secondary to maldevelopment, where veins and arteries are inappropriately connected. These can rupture and cause hemorrhage, can expand and compress nearby tissue. So, if in brain or spinal cord, could cause serious trouble.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me something about arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 29 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).

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