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What is a venous malformation (hemangioma)?

What is a venous malformation (hemangioma)?

Benign congenital: An hemagioma is one of several types of venous malformations, a result of abnormal vascular development. They are benign but can cause symptoms from size or location. treatment when needed is by laser ablation, sclerotherapy or embolization.Surgery is rarely used ...Read more

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What is a chiari-brain malformation?

What is a chiari-brain malformation?

Basic answer: The cerebellum is the rearmost part of the brain structures as it transitions into the spinal cord holding all the nerve tracts. This part of the brain is supposed to stop at the base of the skull, but in some people part of the cerebellum is positioned below the skull, extending between the cord & the upper vertebrae. The Chiari malformation is a broad label covering this defect. ...Read more

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What does cavernoma or (venous?) vascular malformation mean?

What does cavernoma or (venous?) vascular malformation mean?

Common and benign: Cavernous malformations, or cavernous angiomas, or cavernomas, are a type of vascular abnormality of the central nervous system. They consist of a cluster of abnormal, dilated vessels. People are typically born with a tendency to have develop them, but are usually benign and most everyone do not have any symptoms, but some may have headaches or neurologic symptoms, and should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a chiari malformation?

What sort of disease is a chiari malformation?

Structural: That is a structural defect at the base of the brain / brainstem. It may be related to other problems such as spina bifida. ...Read more

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What is a chiari malformation?

What is a chiari malformation?

Basic answer: The cerebellum is the rearmost part of the brain structures as it transitions into the spinal cord holding all the nerve tracts. This part of the brain is supposed to stop at the base of the skull, but in some people part of the cerebellum is positioned below the skull, extending between the cord & the upper vertebrae. The Chiari malformation is a broad label covering this defect. ...Read more

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What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

Abnormal birth: Any abnormality in the baby is considered a malformation. It can be as simple as an extra digit or as severe as multiple malformation syndromes that can be lethal to the newborn. ...Read more

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Could an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a carotid endarterectmy?

Could an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a carotid endarterectmy?

Yes: This is one of the risks of the procedure. More experienced surgeons have lower complication rates. Ask your hospital about complication rates. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain arteriovenous malformation.?

Describe the features of a brain arteriovenous malformation.?

Often none: Unless it leaks, there would be no symptoms in most cases. Leaking can cause intense headache or stroke-like symptoms such as focal weakness, loss of speech or vision. Avm discovered after a minor stroke can be corrected before a major stroke. Family history of avm may prompt investigation in someone with no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

Is moyamoya a congenital disease?

YES: Moyamoya disease is generally a congenital disease affecting the arteries of the brain causing them to gradually occlude. Fortunately, collaterals develop to supply blood to critical areas of the brain. These vessels can be frail and are prone to bleeding - which can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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What's an arteriovenous malformation from?

What's an arteriovenous malformation from?

Congenital: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. ...Read more

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What is intracranial vascular disease?

What is intracranial vascular disease?

Brain arteries: This refers to narrowing of the arteries within the skull. This is usually the branches of the internal carotid artery within the brain. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a disease or a genetic disorder?

Is cerebral palsy a disease or a genetic disorder?

Good question: Cerebral palsy is a description of disorder in control of muscles that remains static. Most cases are due to some damage or malformation of the brain that leaves it as a chronic clinical condition. Some cases are associated with genetic syndromes and metabolic disorders. Some are due to trauma or due to stroke or due to brain infections. Genetic disorders may make them more prone to cp. ...Read more

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What is an arnold chiari malformation?

What is an arnold chiari malformation?

Result of ONTD.: Chiari ii malformation (cm-ii), also known as arnold-chiari malformation, is a fetal condition characterized by downward displacement of the cerebellar vermis and tonsils, a brainstem malformation with beaked midbrain on neuroimaging, and a spinal myelomeningocele (open spina bifida). The spinal defect is the etiology of the chiari ii malformation of the cerebellum and brainstem. ...Read more

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What is an aorta venous malformation?

What is an aorta venous malformation?

Connection: This is a genetic abnormality that allows an artery to feed directly into a vein (instead of gradually perfusing tissue before being returned to the venous capillaries). This direct A-V communication creates what is called a shunt, and if large enough may cause volume overload on the heart, which may lead to hear chamber enlargement and even failure. At the site of the AVM, bleeding may result. ...Read more

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What is an aorta venous malformation?

What is an aorta venous malformation?

AVM: i think you must mean arteriovenous malformation. This represents a tangle of small arteries that become small veins. The significance is that they are prone to bleeding. They can be found in the brain, in the esophagus, the stomach, the liver, the small bowel, and the colon to name a few. ...Read more

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Is cortical venous thrombosis classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Is cortical venous thrombosis classified as a cerebrovascular accident?

Yes: A cerebrovascular accident (cva) means that a blood vessel in the brain has had something happen to it and a stroke (cva). Blood vessels are arteries and veins. Although we usually think of a cva as being due to a blocked artery or a bleeding artery in the brain, a vein can have a thrombosis and become blocked and cause a cva too. ...Read more

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