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My husband has a spinal AVM born with it. What's the main risk with this? I know it's serious they said his had bled
Careful evaluation: spinal AVM need careful evaluation and very specific treatment based on size and location. Risks depends on size, location and proximity to other structures nearby the AVM ...Read more
MRI said: "Prominent epidural vessel traverses right posterolateral epidural space
from C3 to C6, & exits spinal canal through the right C6-7 neuroforamen". Is this serious? Risks? Means I have AVM?
Spinal AVM: Not certain. An MRI or MRA is a screening study. A spinal angiogram is a definitive imaging study for a spinal AVM or a dural fistula. Usually there is swelling or edema in the spinal cord too. See a neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hubby small avm ruptured-caused diplopia. 3 neurosurgeons haven't linked infant spinal meningitis & plan radiosurgery . Should spinal tap been given?
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
My doctors said that my avm is located in c3-c5 level of my spine but then, last october i had my 1stt angiogram everything's normal. What should I do?
AVM inside spine. C4-c5. It has been bleeding. Go in a month to see if stable. How serious is surgery? What's the outcome if left alone?
Problem with AVMs: Sometimes an AVM can be serious, especially in this location. Can you say if the AVM is in the spinal cord, or the spine? It may be important. An AVM could be clinically quiet and cause no problems. Larger AVMs (more than 4 cm, about 1.7 inches) tend to be a problem. So size is a factor. An AVM that has bled is at risk for bleeding again. It is the bleeding that often causes a problem. ...Read more
Anatomic: An avm or ateriovenous malformation occurs when there is a direct communication between an artery and vien. An aneurysm is a weakening in the wall of an artery which can cause it to enlarge. Avm's can be secondary to trauma, hereditary, and other causes. Aneurysms can be caused by trauma, athrosclerosis, infection, or hereditary. The anatomic location is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: Avms may present with a bleed, which may be manifest as a headache or alteration in level of consciousness. Patients may also present with a seizure. This is from the ischemia to the surrounding brain as most of the blood to the area is going to the avm rather than the brain. Focal motor deficits may occur if the avm causes adjacent brain (motor area) to suffer from a shunting of blood to the avm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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