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Doctor insights on: Arterio Venous Malformation

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Can you tell me the potential long-term effects after an arterio venous malformation hemorrhages?

Can you tell me the potential long-term effects after an arterio venous malformation hemorrhages?

Depends: Depends on where in the brain and how much blood gets loose on the brain. It can vary from death to minor weakness visual changes or memory loss depending on location. In my case it left my left side significantly paralyzed. Notice my photo, the right side of my skull is a little flat from surgery! ...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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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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Can you tell me what a aorta venous malformation is?

Can you tell me what a aorta venous malformation is?

Ateriovenous Malform: Avm for short, a blood vessel abnormality in the brain:small capillaries fail to form in an are of the brain resulting in an abnormal tangle of vessels like a "can of worms" about half of these go on to burst causing a stroke. Unfortunately that is the most common symptom. They may cause seizures, or headaches or changes in speech, vision or movement. My avm was of the acute bleed type. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (venous malformation), what is this?

Hemangioma (venous malformation), what is this?

Venous tumor.: Hemangioma is essentially an enlargement (ectasia) of a vein which is due to a venous malformation. They can occur any where in the body and can be very small such as those very small red spots seen on the skin to very large such as those sometimes found in the liver or spleen. The treatment varies from nothing to local removal with a laser or RFto sclerotherapy to surgical excision. ...Read more

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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 arterial venous malformation if so what symptoms are there?

What is arterial venous malformation if so what symptoms are there?

Ateriovenous Malform: Avm for short, a blood vessel abnormality in the brain:small capillaries fail to form in an are of the brain resulting in an abnormal tangle of vessels like a "can of worms" about half of these go on to burst causing a stroke. Unfortunately that is the most common symptom. They may cause seizures, or headaches or changes in speech, vision or movement. My avm was of the acute bleed type. ...Read more

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Infiltrative mass/venous malformation, do I have cancer?

Infiltrative mass/venous malformation, do I have cancer?

No: Many of the venous malformations that are seen are associated with head and neck masses. They can grow very large and cause massive destruction of facial features. Various approaches have been tried to control them including cyberknife radiation. Several centers have formed in the US specializing in the treatment of this disorder with multiple specialists involved. ...Read more

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Arterial venous malformation can it cause psychosis?

Arterial venous malformation can it cause psychosis?

One report: I did find one report of an avm (arteriovenous malformation) involving the vein of galen associated with psychotic symptoms: http://tinyurl.Com/mqzwd2j this is not a usual presentation, though -- just to say it can happen. Please do not assume that having psychotic symptoms means you have an avm. It doesn't! having these symptoms does mean you need evaluation and treatment, though. ...Read more