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What are the chances of a 21 yr old having a avm or vessels narrowing in brain?

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 more

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Upcoming angiogram for brain. To check for avm or narrowing of vessels. Or fistula. What symptoms would I have for either condition?

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

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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 more

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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

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

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What's the chance of having brain avm if I have cognitive dysfunction?

Rare: Arteriovenous malformations occur in about 0.14% of the population. In an avm, arterial blood flows directly into draining veins. There is no brain parenchyma within the nidus or center of the avm. Hemorrhage and seizures are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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

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I had an avm removed in my brain in 1991 now am having sharp pains there. Has it come back?

I had an avm removed in my brain in 1991 now am having sharp pains there. Has it come back?

Doubtful: Most avm's do not regrow after resection and if they do, they are not painful. Don't take it for granted though, if you've had a resection and you're having symptoms, get a ct angio of the brain and see your neurosurgeon again. ...Read more

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Can a 2mm avm cause small bleeding in the brain?

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

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How can I locate an avm after chest & brain scan?

How can I locate an avm after chest & brain scan?

See below: You need contrast enhanced study (cta or mra) of the chest and brain. ...Read more

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