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Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Robert Replogle Dr. Replogle
Neurosurgery
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Could you explain what is an arteriovenous malformation (avm)?

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).

Dr. Seth Zeidman Dr. Zeidman
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Scanlon Dr. Scanlon
Surgery - Vascular
17 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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.

Dr. David Hicks Dr. Hicks
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is renal arteriovenous malformation curable?

Is renal arteriovenous malformation curable?

No: No real treatment unles very symptomatic or riskk oof losing a kidney although the likelyhood of this necessity is small as long as the kidney functions normally. However as you have two kidneys you may not know when and if this kidney faiils without continual followup with your physician and routin urin evaluations.

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Describe the features of a brain arteriovenous malformation.?

Describe the features of a brain arteriovenous malformation.?

Often none: Unless it leaks, there would be no symptoms in most cases. Leaking can cause intense headache or stroke-like symptoms such as focal weakness, loss of speech or vision. Avm discovered after a minor stroke can be corrected before a major stroke. Family history of avm may prompt investigation in someone with no symptoms.

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Dr. Robert Replogle Dr. Replogle
Neurosurgery
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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I'm wondering how serious is brain arteriovenous malformation?

I'm wondering how serious is brain arteriovenous malformation?

Bleed risk: The overall risks of bleeding are 3-4% yearly. Each bleed episode carries a 25% risk of mortality. Overall risk of dying is therefore 1% yearly.

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Dr. Seth Zeidman Dr. Zeidman
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How serious is a brain arteriovenous malformation? Does it depend on size or site?

How serious is a brain arteriovenous malformation? Does it depend on size or site?

Depends: It can be deadly serious or incidental - depending on the type and location. You should see a neurosurgeon to determine which one you have and what it needs for treatment.

Dr. Bikash Bose Dr. Bose
Neurosurgery
41 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation repair - brain?

What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation repair - brain?

Abnormal vasculature: These abnormal vessels have an increased risk of bleeding. They are treated by open surgery when they are excised, by embolizationby going through blood vessels or by a combination of both. Different methods depends on the size and or location in the brain.

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Dr. Seth Zeidman Dr. Zeidman
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What's an arteriovenous malformation from?

What's an arteriovenous malformation from?

Congenital: Arteriovenous malformation or avm is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital.

Dr. Steven Busuttil Dr. Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular
29 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation?

What is the definition or description of: arteriovenous malformation?

Abnormal blood vesse: Is an abnormal connection and proliferation of the connection of arteries and veins.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

What is the survival rate of an avm (arteriovenous malformation)?

Brain: Overall risk of intracerebral hemorrhage of 2-4% per year, angiographic assessment is recommended to further define prognosis with AVM. Superficial, moderate-sized AVMs have a good long-term prognosis and may not have any additional benefit with interventional treatment. Lifetime risk of hemorrhage may be substantial for young patients with AVM. Prognosis better than other causes cerebral hemorrhage

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau Dr. Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Fred McCurdy Dr. McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
41 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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How common is it for somebody to get renal arteriovenous malformation?

How common is it for somebody to get renal arteriovenous malformation?

Renal AVM: The estimated incidence based on large autopsy studies is 1 in 30000 people.

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Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Fred McCurdy Dr. McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
41 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Renal arteriovenous malformation?

Renal Arteriovenous: Malformation= a complex tangle of abnormally communicating arteries and veins within the kidney

Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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How come I have renal arteriovenous malformation, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have renal arteriovenous malformation, but nobody else in the family has it?

Renal AVM: Because it is a very rare disorder. The estimated incidence based on large autopsy studies is 1 in 30000 people.

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