Doctor insights on:
How Will Arteriovenous Malformations Affect My Health Going Forward
More information: Arterio-venous malformations at the basic level is an abnormal connection to an artery and vein. They can occur anywhere in the body and can be something you are born with (congenital) or acquired, usually through penetrating trauma. They can cause problems with bleeding or shunting of blood or allowing bacteria or clots to pass through them. The symptoms relate to where they are located. ...Read more
Size matters: Avms can bleed or cause strokes, either of which can cause a huge range of problems depending on location and size. Some avms are so large that they press on nearby brain tissue like a tumor would. Much of the health consequences depend in the size of the avms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where?: Arteriovenous malformations are also common in the digestive tract especially in patients with chronic renal failure (found during endoscopies). They also may be present in the lungs.Vascular surgeons may produce artificial av fistulas for the purpose of hemodialysis. Theoretically angiography by ct or mra should find them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angiography: Noninvasive imaging studies (CTA, MRA, etc) are excellent for the screening and overall evaluation of arteriovenous malformations. Catheter angiography remains necessary for fine analysis and treatment planning, in particular for anomalies involving the brain and spinal cord. Catheter angiography also plays an important role in the treatment of vascular malformations (endovascular therapy). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dural avm: Unlike other brain AVMs which are congenital, dural AVMs are believed to be acquired. Dural AVMs are not infectious or inherited. Occasionally, a dural AVM has been reported following cranial surgery. The reasons for the development of dural AVMs are unknown. They may result from a blood clot in a large venous channel which then forms a connection between a dural artery and vein during the repair. ...Read more
Answer is complex: Avm are communications which in variable degrees exist in different parts of the body. Most are congenital (you are born with) others can be related to injury or trauma. It also depends how large the avm are and if they cause symptoms besides the esthetic concern. ...Read more
My lover has just been diagnosed with arteriovenous malformations. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?
Knot of blood vessel: Cerebral avms are a knot of blood vessels in which there is a direct connection between the arteries and veins. They are often congenital but can develop after head trauma. They are often discovered during the work-up for a seizure and are a risk for brain bleeds. Depending on the size and location, they can be treated surgically, endovascularly or with radiation - or a combination of those. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhage: Most of the damage of an arteriovenous malformation occurs when the blood vessel or vessels are spontaneously ruptured and bleed into the brain, causing pressure and damage to the brain. The same can occur with an av malformation in the brain stem or spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurosx: Assuming u mean brain, since can get avm anywhere. Treatment options are neurosurgeon for surgery, or interventional radiology for embolization. Common to have embolization prior to surgery. Upon finding an avm on a scan, you will be referred to a specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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). Frontoparietal refers to the location. ...Read more
Renal Arteriovenous: Malformation= a complex tangle of abnormally communicating arteries and veins within the kidney ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor online
- How will myelopathy affect my health going forward?
- How does diabetes affect my health if pregnant?
- How does piercing affect my skin health?
- How will deep venous thrombosis affect my health?
- How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?
- How will compression neuropathies affect other parts of my health?
- How can i get rit of a lipoma and how does affect it to my health?
- My right sinus has dropped how will that affect my health
- How will barretts esophagus affect my health going forward?