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Is it safe for someone with a brain avm to engage in moderate physical exercise, for example brisk walking?

Is it safe for someone with a brain avm to engage in moderate physical exercise, for example brisk walking?

Brain AVM: Exercise is safe for patients with brain arteriovenous malformations if there are no associated brain aneurysms and there are no high venous pressures or venous constrictions. See a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon to obtain clearance for exercise. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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My mom was diagnosed with a avm brain tumor; what exactly is in it?

My mom was diagnosed with a avm brain tumor; what exactly is in it?

Vascular malform.: An arteriovascular malformation is not a cancer or a true tumor. It is a congenital blood vessel malformation that may be only an incidental finding. If very large the avm could bleed, compress nearby brain tissue, or cause epilepsy. The avm is comprised of arteries and veins which connect directly and abnormally. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

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Have disc bulge l4-5 causing sciatica but because had brain surgery to remove a haematoma on brain caused by avm 4 months ago can't take painkillers?

Have disc bulge l4-5 causing sciatica but because had brain surgery to remove a haematoma on brain caused by avm 4 months ago can't take painkillers?

3 good spine txs:: 1) Exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU 2) Medication, ie gabapentin http://www.spine-health.com/forum/pain/sciatica-leg-pain-radiculopathy/gabapentin-sciatic-nerve-pain 3) Epidural injection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqL9gzVkAJQ ...Read more

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Best procedure to treat brain avm?

Best procedure to treat brain avm?

Depends on AVM: Treatment options depend on the size, location/eloquence of brain involved, venous drainage pattern. Options include surgical resection with or without embolization, embolization alone for possibly very small lesions, radiosurgery, or observation. There are some lesions, even in this day and age, that are essentially inoperable. All avm patients need an MRI and angiogram then neurosurgeon eval. ...Read more

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I had a brain avm removed 11 years ago & now have encephalomalacia which has seemed to get bigger over the years and causes seizures, is that normal?

I had a brain avm removed 11 years ago & now have encephalomalacia which has seemed to get bigger over the years and causes seizures, is that normal?

Not uncommon: AVM can cause focal seizures and secondarily generalized seizures. Sometimes seizures occur years after surgery. Often seizures are well controlled with a single anticonvulsant ...Read more

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Best procedure to treat brain avm?

Depends on AVM: Treatment options depend on the size, location/eloquence of brain involved, venous drainage pattern. Options include surgical resection with or without embolization, embolization alone for possibly very small lesions, radiosurgery, or observation. There are some lesions, even in this day and age, that are essentially inoperable. All avm patients need an MRI and angiogram then neurosurgeon eval. ...Read more

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I have a brain avm, is there anything I should be extra careful with? I just want to be fully informed on it

Avoid straining: Avoid excessive straining which increases the pressure and blood pressure in the head. I would speak to a neurosurgeon to discuss approaches to managing the AVM. ...Read more

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My boyfriend (22) is in coma (brain avm). Nurse asked a yes/no question and if it was yes, to blink. He blinked. Does this mean he's waking up?

My boyfriend (22) is in coma (brain avm). Nurse asked a yes/no question and if it was yes, to blink. He blinked. Does this mean he's waking up?

Its a start: The following of commands is a key milestone in the awakening from coma. This is because it demonstrates that messages are getting in to the patient, being processed and interpreted and then being acted upon. This rudimentary following of commands is a start, and hopefully more complex activity will follow. ...Read more

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How do exercise my fingers after brain avm?

How do exercise my fingers after brain avm?

Depends: What are your clinical symptoms? Weakness? Would see a physical therapist for specific therapy although hand stretching and squeezing exercises might help. ...Read more

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Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

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