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What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

Vascular: I will refer this to experts in the blood vessels. Thanks for asking this important question. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Could you explain what is an arteriovenous malformation (avm)?

Brain Blood Vessels: In the brain , an avm is typically a twisted tangle of blood vessels where is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. These can also be present in other parts of the body. Brain avm's carry a risk of bleeding if left untreated. They can also become symptomatic due to seizures and steal phenomenon (altered blood flow). ...Read more

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What is an arteriovenous malformation (avm), and is it hereditary?

Can be: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. Sometimes it is hereditary. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for an arteriovenous malformation?

What are the treatments for an arteriovenous malformation?

Can depend...: Depending on the location (face, trunk, extremities) and level (superficial, deep) and degree of symptoms from the "shunting" of blood from the arteries to the veins the treatment can vary. Thorough imaging (ultrasound, mri, arteriogram) is needed to figure this out. Treatment can involve surgery but more often today relies on injecting chemicals directly into the avm to clog it up. ...Read more

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How can someone get rid of an avm? Arteriovenous malformation?

Neurosurgery consult: The first thing to do after being diagnosed with and arteriovenous malformation is to see a neurosurgeon. They will evaluate and indicate if it requires surgery which is many times the management of choice. There are certain cases where only observation, treatment for seizures if they are happening and for headaches is recommended. The plan of action needs to be recommended by the specialist. ...Read more

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Does renal arteriovenous malformation usually cause many symptoms?

AVM Symptoms: Typically, yes. Those symptoms are flank or back pain and bloody urine. A common physical finding is high blood pressure. The caveat here is that these symptoms can also be seen in a wide variety of other renal conditions. Thus, if you are concerned that you may have an avm, please see your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of renal arteriovenous malformation?

Renal AVM: Renal arteriovenous malformations (avms) and fistulas include various abnormal connections between the intrarenal arterial and venous systems. They cause hematuria (blood in the urine, which may not be visible to the naked eye) and are associated with hypertension. Gross (visible) hematuria is the initial symptom in about 75% of patients. Also can get kidney pain due to blood clots. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get renal arteriovenous malformation, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get renal arteriovenous malformation, or is it unusual?

AVM: Renal arteriovenous malformations (avms) are uncommon. The estimated rate in large autopsy series is less than 1 case per 30, 000 patients. In clinical studies, which usually include patients undergoing evaluation with urologic or vascular imaging techniques, the incidence ranges from 1 case per 1000-2500 patients. ...Read more

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Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

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