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A 44-year-old member asked:

i was recently diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation. how to treat this?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Depends: On location. To broad to answer without more info.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Several approaches: There are surgical and non surgical approaches to treating AVMs. Most commonly now is embolizing the vessels with coils of wire, beads or glue, injected through a catheter durectly into the AVM. Surgery may involve clipping feeding vessels or total removal, and the use of Proton Beam iradiation.

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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 46-year-old member asked:

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.
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 33 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 29-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know something about a small arteriovenous malformation? How fast can it grow?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Depends: It is variable - some grow rapidly or become symptomatic quickly - others may be quiet and asymptomatic for years or even your entire life.

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