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Cerebral Angiography Anatomy
Angio: If you have already discussed the risks/benefits of the procedure, and you and your team have concluded that this test is appropriate for your clinical situation, there is not much to do other than go for the appointment. They will probably tell you to take nothing by mouth after midnight, but other than that there is no prep on your part necessary. If you still have concerns, call your doc. ...Read more
Does Cerebal Angiogram and MRI angiography both have same accuracy to detect a AVM? I perfer to have less invasive MRI Angiography.
Almost: A conventional cerebral angiogram is still considered the gold standard, but there is about a 1% chance of stroke from the procedure, plus other risks from needing to enter an artery. There is an advantage that if you have a treatable lesion, they can do a procedure during the angiogram. Otherwise, I almost always recommend the MR-angiogram or CT-angiogram because there is almost no risk. ...Read more
Not sure: But they are pretty common and in low risk women, which you are, given your other negative tests, they are almost always meaningless. This is a great article actually written by my father... It is a little outdated as there has since been a statement released downplaying soft markers. Here is a link http://www.Choroidplexuscyst.Org/filly.Html what soft makers did you have. ...Read more