Top
10
Doctor insights on: Arteriovenous Malformations Air Embolism

Share
1

1
How are arteriovenous malformations and other vascular lesions detected?

How are arteriovenous malformations and other vascular lesions detected?

Studies...: Angiography can detect the majority of vascular lesions; although a good number of them are detected while undergoing numerous other procedures for other things(ct scans, ultrasounds, etc.). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
97 doctors shared insights

Air Embolism (Definition)

Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more


2

2
Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop arteriovenous malformations?

Answer is complex: Avm are communications which in variable degrees exist in different parts of the body. Most are congenital (you are born with) others can be related to injury or trauma . It also depends how large the avm are and if they cause symptoms besides the esthetic concern. ...Read more

3

3
What can you do if you have an arteriovenous malformations?

What can you do if you have an arteriovenous malformations?

Treatment: Depending on the size and location, treatment cold be from nothing to resection, emboli satin, gamma knife radiation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How will arteriovenous malformations affect my health going forward?

How will arteriovenous malformations affect my health going forward?

More information: Arterio-venous malformations at the basic level is an abnormal connection to an artery and vein. They can occur anywhere in the body and can be something you are born with (congenital) or acquired, usually through penetrating trauma. They can cause problems with bleeding or shunting of blood or allowing bacteria or clots to pass through them. The symptoms relate to where they are located. ...Read more

6

6
What are pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (avm's)?

Nidus of vessels: Abnormal communication between a pulmonary artery and vein with no normal capillary bed in between them. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What kind of doctor sees somebody for arteriovenous malformations?

Neurosx: Assuming u mean brain, since can get avm anywhere. Treatment options are neurosurgeon for surgery, or interventional radiology for embolization. Common to have embolization prior to surgery. Upon finding an avm on a scan, you will be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
I have a question about arteriovenous malformations; are they birth defects or hereditary?

I have a question about arteriovenous malformations; are they birth defects or hereditary?

Can be either: They can be either spontaneous or they can be inherited. Sometimes entire families are effected by certain vascular malformations. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How do you detect arteriovenous malformations?

Where?: Arteriovenous malformations are also common in the digestive tract especially in patients with chronic renal failure (found during endoscopies). They also may be present in the lungs.Vascular surgeons may produce artificial av fistulas for the purpose of hemodialysis. Theoretically angiography by ct or mra should find them. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the tests for arteriovenous malformations?

CT, MRI, Angiogram: An arteriovenous malformation(avm) of the brain is an abnormal connection between the arteries and the veins that leads to a "tangle of blood vessels". These can be found on a ct scan with contrast. Another way to detect these is with an MRI or mra of the brain. The best and final test is a cerebral angiogram. This is a test in which contrast dye is injected into the actual blood vessels. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Olav Jaren
1 doctor shared a insight

Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


Dr. Jefferson Chen
159 doctors shared insights

Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

Is an abnormal connection and proliferation of the connection ...Read more