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What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and avm?

What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and avm?

Multiple differences: Brain aneurysms occur at the junction of vessels at the base of the brain and are like a balloon or sac. These are under high pressure and can rupture leading to high mortality and morbidity. Brain avms occur with about 1/10th the frequency.These are a tangle of arteries and veins, where the blood from the arteries goes straight into the veins. These can also bleed and lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and an avm?

What is the difference between a brain aneurysm and an avm?

Good question: Aneurysms are weakend areas of blood vessels that can rupture causing hemorrhage and even death. Avm's are twisting of blood vessels in the brain when arteries communicate directly with veins of the brain with intervening brain tissue. They cause increase blood flow through the weak walled veins causing them to become engorged and large. Avm's can also have aneurysms form on them. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm during pregnancy? How rare is it even though i was born premature at 51/2months and had blood transfusions? Im terrified I have avm

Brain aneurysm during pregnancy? How rare is it even though i was born premature at 51/2months and had blood transfusions? Im terrified I have avm

AVM: Aneurisms and avm are diffent things. There are several types of avm none are related to tranfusion. Certain types of avm can bleed during labor due to the elevated blood pressure and straining. Women with avm generally have options (treat the avm) also c-section delivery eliminates most of the bleeding risks associated with vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation , be it aneurysm or avm?

Could tomography clearly determine if there is a brain malformation , be it aneurysm or avm?

Unlikely: A ct scan shows bleeding or skull fractures instead of soft tissue problems like avm's or brain aneurysms unless they have calcium inside of their walls which is very rare. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

Response: Concussions do NOT cause brain aneurysms, and unless you have family hx of vascular malformations, signs of polycystic kidney disease, or abnormalities of your cranial nerves, would suggest not to be concerned regarding aneurysm, ...Read more

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Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Crikey, Juan!: Exercising doesn't cause brain aneurysms. NOT exercising also doesn't cause brain aneurysms. Sedentary people are MORE likely to get "clots" than active people. A healthy 18-y/o has nothing to fear from exercise. It sounds like your real problem is severe anxiety & catastrophic think ...Read more

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I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

Aneurysm: Certainly, an aneurysm can be terrifying. An 8mm aneurysm is large and should be treated at your age. It may be able to be treated endoscopically by placing little coils into it through a catheter threaded up through your groin. The other alternative is surgery which is what i do. It depends on the position of the aneurysm.. Discuss this with an endovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

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