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Doctor insights on: Arteriovenous Malformation Small Intestine

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

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

Depends: It is variable - some grow rapidly or become symptomatic quickly - others may be quiet and asymptomatic for years or even your entire life. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can you tell me something about arteriovenous malformation?

Can you tell me something about arteriovenous malformation?

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). ...Read more

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How can someone get rid of an avm? Arteriovenous malformation?

How can someone get rid of an avm? Arteriovenous malformation?

Neurosurgery consult: The first thing to do after being diagnosed with and arteriovenous malformation is to see a neurosurgeon. They will evaluate and indicate if it requires surgery which is many times the management of choice. There are certain cases where only observation, treatment for seizures if they are happening and for headaches is recommended. The plan of action needs to be recommended by the specialist. ...Read more

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How come I have renal arteriovenous malformation, but nobody else in the family has it?

Renal AVM: Because it is a very rare disorder. The estimated incidence based on large autopsy studies is 1 in 30000 people. ...Read more

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Is renal arteriovenous malformation curable?

Is renal arteriovenous malformation curable?

No: No real treatment unles very symptomatic or riskk oof losing a kidney although the likelyhood of this necessity is small as long as the kidney functions normally. However as you have two kidneys you may not know when and if this kidney faiils without continual followup with your physician and routin urin evaluations. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal arteriovenous malformation?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with renal arteriovenous malformation?

No: Congenital renal avms rare. Others are result of kidney biopsy or penetrating trauma and are unusual. These can be treated by blocking flow in the vessels. This is called an embolization. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

What is the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

Brain: Overall risk of intracerebral hemorrhage of 2-4% per year, angiographic assessment is recommended to further define prognosis with AVM.
Superficial, moderate-sized AVMs have a good long-term prognosis and may not have any additional benefit with interventional treatment. Lifetime risk of hemorrhage may be substantial for young patients with AVM. Prognosis better than other causes cerebral hemorrhage ...Read more

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Can you tell me the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

Can you tell me the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

Brain AVM bleeding: For brain avms, the overall risks of bleeding are 3-4% yearly. Each bleed episode carries a 25% risk of mortality. Overall risk of dying is therefore 1% yearly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what frontoparietal arteriovenous malformation (avm) mean?

Can you tell me what frontoparietal arteriovenous malformation (avm) mean?

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). Frontoparietal refers to the location. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Renal arteriovenous malformation?

Renal Arteriovenous: Malformation= a complex tangle of abnormally communicating arteries and veins within the kidney ...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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I'm wondering how serious is brain arteriovenous malformation?

I'm wondering how serious is brain arteriovenous malformation?

Bleed risk: The overall risks of bleeding are 3-4% yearly. Each bleed episode carries a 25% risk of mortality. Overall risk of dying is therefore 1% yearly. ...Read more

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How serious is a brain arteriovenous malformation? Does it depend on size or site?

How serious is a brain arteriovenous malformation? Does it depend on size or site?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation repair - brain?

What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation repair - brain?

Abnormal vasculature: These abnormal vessels have an increased risk of bleeding. They are treated by open surgery when they are excised, by embolizationby going through blood vessels or by a combination of both. Different methods depends on the size and or location in the brain. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

Vascular: I will refer this to experts in the blood vessels. Thanks for asking this important question. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is an arteriovenous malformation (avm)?

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). ...Read more

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

Can be: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. Sometimes it is hereditary. ...Read more

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