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What Are The Chances Of A 21 Yr Old Having A Avm Or Vessels Narrowing In Brain
<1% for brain AVM: Cerebral avms occur in less than 1% of the general population. These are congenital lesions that are often found incidentally when a ct or MRI scan is done for other reasons. If there is a family history of a brain avm, the chances are higher for having one. If there are symptoms such as seizures, headaches, motor weakness, tingling, an evaluation is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upcoming angiogram for brain. To check for avm or narrowing of vessels. Or fistula. What symptoms would I have for either condition?
Symptoms: The symptoms could be quite varied for an aneursym or avm, but would include headache, changes in vision (spots, blurring, transient loss of vision, etc), in some cases, could even cause seizures, weakness of a limb, affected speech, impaired coordination. It all depends in what portion of the brain the lesion is located. ...Read more
Doctor suspects avm or narrowing of vessels in brain from mri. Have upcoming angiogram. Can they be wrong. Im told this is strictly for exploration. ?
Possibly: Mris are good screening tests for the avm. The final test is the angiogram. That is because this is a dynamic test, meaning that one can see the flow of the blood in the vessels. This will help with defining the anatomy of the vessels in the abnormality. As to whether an MRI may be wrong in diagnosing an avm, that is possible if the findings on the MRI are not clear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Born 51/2 months gestation, worried about having avm. Are premature adults known to have avm(brain vessel malformation)? Im terrified to have a baby
Brain AVM: Preterm babies do have various possibilities of neural developmental disorders and brain vascular malformation is one of them. I presume that incidence is relatively higher than term babies.The exact incidence in preterm babies is not known. ...Read more
Doctor suspects a avm or narrowing of vessels from mri. When I have an angiogram can they be wrong? The angiogram is for exploration.
Yes: An MRI is a screening tool that can detect an avm. The cerebral angiogram provides a more detailed view of the vessels in the brain. It is true that there are suspicious areas seen on the MRI which are not true avm vessels. Conversely, there may be areas that may not be interpreted as avm, but become apparent on the angiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i can get bloodwork and MRI on brain to clear blood disorders and avm before pregnancy. Are my chances of complications/dying low in pregnancy?
Tough to answer: Over the computer, this is tough to answer. Your neurologist or neurosurgeon, working cooperatively with your PCP or OB/GYN would know your case best, the type of AVM, your underlying condition and risk factors etc. to best treat you and give you a prediction and "best guess" estimate of a prognosis if you became pregnant. good luck to you. ...Read more
AVM: A 2mm avm is an extremely small size avm and impressed they were able to find it on radiologic studies. An avm always has a risk of bleeding but if only 2mm in size this would be a low flow avm and the risks on the lower size. I would recommend followup in the future to make sure there is no growth in the avm as that would change the treatment. ...Read more
Multiple differences: Brain aneurysms occur at the junction of vessels at the base of the brain and are like a balloon or sac. These are under high pressure and can rupture leading to high mortality and morbidity. Brain avms occur with about 1/10th the frequency.These are a tangle of arteries and veins, where the blood from the arteries goes straight into the veins. These can also bleed and lead to serious problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Aneurysms are weakend areas of blood vessels that can rupture causing hemorrhage and even death. Avm's are twisting of blood vessels in the brain when arteries communicate directly with veins of the brain with intervening brain tissue. They cause increase blood flow through the weak walled veins causing them to become engorged and large. Avm's can also have aneurysms form on them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AVM grades: Avms are graded by their size, location and vascular structure. To determine the grade of your avm you ned to have a digital subtraction angiogram. An mra will not do. Once the grade is established the treatment can be determined. Treatment can range from surgery to embolization with polymers to radiosurgery. Often a combination of of these may be used. Get the angiogram and discuss the options. ...Read more
Not "ALL": The treatment of avms is should involve mutliple specialists these days. Some of the more recent research suggests that treatment through the arteries is dangerous but it is important to realize that many of those treatments did not involve a team of doctors treating the patients. Make sure you involve an experienced team of mds in treatment recommendations regarding your avm. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have iron defiency anemia. My grandson had a brain avm that ruptured. Could I have an undiagnosed avm that causes this?
Depends on AVM: Treatment options depend on the size, location/eloquence of brain involved, venous drainage pattern. Options include surgical resection with or without embolization, embolization alone for possibly very small lesions, radiosurgery, or observation. There are some lesions, even in this day and age, that are essentially inoperable. All avm patients need an MRI and angiogram then neurosurgeon eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: If the avm was completely removed ie. The nidus removed and all feeding vessels that are not feeding other essential ares of the brain are clipped, the likelihood of the avm returning is slim. If the entire avm could not be removed due to its location, there is a chance it would again recruit additional blood supply and grow. There is therapy to address this, talk to your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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