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How rare are av fistulas in the brain? I have 2

How rare are av fistulas in the brain? I have 2

Rare. See below: Brain dural av fistulas are rare. A study done in japan between 1998 and 2002 reported dural fistulas detected in 0.29 per 100, 000 adults per year. Having two fistulas is more uncommon than having one, but we see that occasionally in patients. The two fistulas may be around the same vein, or may be in two different territories. Also, a second fistula may appear after successful treatment of one. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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Cure of brain dural av fistula?

Cure of brain dural av fistula?

Not enough info: I am sorry; that question is so general that it is impossible to give you a satisfactory answer in the 400 characters we're allotted. Are you the one with the a-v fistula? Has it bled? What does your neurosurgeon say? ...Read more

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Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Not usually. : Dural av fistulas should not cause menstrual problems directly. Knowing that one has a fistula may cause a feeling of anxiety and stress, which may indirectly affect the menstrual cycle. Also, there is some suggestion that hormonal problems could play a role in dural fistulas, which could suggest that the menstrual imbalance may have contributed to developing a fistula. ...Read more

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88 yo female s/p colectomy for stg 3 ca- post op fistula . 4 mos since diag now very conf and forgotten how to walk. ? mets to brain possible

88 yo female s/p colectomy for stg 3 ca- post op fistula . 4 mos since diag now very conf and forgotten how to walk. ? mets to brain possible

Hard to say: Medications are often a cause of confusion, especially sleeping pills and other benzodiazepines. Other problems can cause confusion, including electrolyte disturbances and infection. Any time there is new onset of confusion, it is important to be evaluated right away! Call her doc or take her to an ER to be sure it is not something easily treatable. ...Read more

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The fistula on my gum that I've had for 2 weeks disappeared. worried that the infection will spread to my brain before I see the dentist. ?

The fistula on my gum that I've had for 2 weeks disappeared. worried that the infection will spread to my brain before I see the dentist. ?

Call Dentist: If you're worried, call Dentist to see if you can be seen sooner. There is a danger of infection spreading so it should be treated without delay. Don't panic, but do call for a sooner appointment. ...Read more

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Upcoming angiogram for brain. To check for avm or narrowing of vessels. Or fistula. What symptoms would I have for either condition?

Upcoming angiogram for brain. To check for avm or narrowing of vessels. Or fistula. What symptoms would I have for either condition?

Symptoms: The symptoms could be quite varied for an aneursym or avm, but would include headache, changes in vision (spots, blurring, transient loss of vision, etc), in some cases, could even cause seizures, weakness of a limb, affected speech, impaired coordination. It all depends in what portion of the brain the lesion is located. ...Read more

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Flair sequence demonstrates minimal increased signal in the periventricular white matter which is non specific. what does this mean and can it be MS?

Flair sequence demonstrates minimal increased signal in the periventricular white matter which is non specific. what does this mean and can it be MS?

Possible: If you have clinical abnormalities raising concern, this could be an early sign of MS. Best to see your neurologist and discuss this. Additional testing would involve possibly lumbar puncture, MRI of neck, and blood testing for other causes. Non-specific causes could include prior trauma, smoking, migraine, hypertension. ...Read more

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Where do fistulas form?

Where do fistulas form?

Depends: There are many kinds of fistulas. By definition a fistula is an abnormal communication from one organ to another. Anal fistulas arise from the anal crypts internally. Enterocutaneous fistulas connect the bowel to the skin, fistulas can develop from almost any organ and most often indicate some underlying disease process. ...Read more

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How does fistula usually form?

How does fistula usually form?

Inflammation: Either as a result of an infection that 'burrows' or from another source, e.g. Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) - not to be confused with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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How do you repair a rectal fistula?

Depends on cause: Fistula from crohn's requires medical therapy and antibiotics. Sometimes setons can help. Surgery is often avoided with crohn's except in certain circumstances. Non-crohn's related fistulas are often corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

What does it mean to have a superficialization of my fistula done?

Make easy to stick: If your fistula is too deep, your surgeon can move vein closer to the skin so that it is easier to access. ...Read more

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Is another name for fistula shunt?

Shunts: Can also be arterio venous fistulas that have occurred naturally due to disease or trauma or surgeon made for vascular access for dyalysis. There are other types of shunts and fistulas. Need more specifics to help any further with an answer. ...Read more

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What does a dialysis fistula actually do?

What does a dialysis fistula actually do?

"short circuit": A patient who is on dialysis needs the machine to clean toxins from the blood that the kidneys usually do. The patient's blood needs to get out of the body, through the machine, and back into the body. A dialysis fistula is made by sewing a vein to an artery. This short-circuits the blood flow and the vein becomes dilated because it experiences arterial pressures. This can be used for access. ...Read more

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How can I confirm that I have a fissure fistula?

How can I confirm that I have a fissure fistula?

Gastrointestinal Dr.: One can see his primary care doctor first, to see if a referral is needed, to a gastrointestinal doctor, who can help diagnose an anal fissure or an anal fistula. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that could confirm a perilymph fistula?

Yes: Pl see attachment. You should consult an ENT for the tests. Feel better! ...Read more

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What are the differences between anorectal fistula and abscess?

What are the differences between anorectal fistula and abscess?

Differences : Usually, a perianal abscess is caused by an underlying fistula. A fistula is a tunnel that communicates the inside of the Anus and the outside skin. The entrance is inside the anus and the exit is at the skin. When the exit is closed, the Pus collects beneath the skin forming and abscess and it usually ruptures or is open by a physician. Fistulas have a 50% healing rate after drainage of the absce ...Read more

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Is a dental fistula an emergency?

First, a fistula is : An opening between two spaces & may or may not be related to infection (sinus to mouth opening) a dental sinus tract is an infection drainage outlet from a source of dental infection inside/under tissues draining into the mouth. Both need an evaluation & accurate diagnosis. Both are certainly urgent to have treatment as/if needed. Neither is what i consider a true emergency. ...Read more

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Is treating a urinary fistula painful?

Is treating a urinary fistula painful?

Surgery pain: Fixing the urinary fistula requires small surgery. Pain meds before and after and local or regional anesthesia will greatly reduce this. But yes, ther will be some short moderate pain. ...Read more

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Is an av fistula permanent or temporary?

Permanent w/o repair: An AV fistula, or arterial-venous fistula, is an abnormal connection between an artery & vein that allows high pressure arterial blood to travel into the low pressure venous system. It can be caused by traumatic blood vessel injury or purposely created surgically by a doctor (e.g for dialysis access). An AV fistula is always permanent unless repaired surgically or with covered stenting of vessels. ...Read more

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