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Is the treatment for arteriovenous malformations (avm) ofthe brain through arteries now?
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Dr. Babu Welch
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Babu Welch
Dr. Babu Welch
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Avms are best treated via a multispecialty approach depending on the size and location.
When you speak about through the arteries-that is embolization, putting in a special type of glue to block the feeders. This is usually followed by surgery or focused radiation to obliterate the residual. If the avm is small, it may be treated directly with radiation or surgery.

In brief: No
Avms are best treated via a multispecialty approach depending on the size and location.
When you speak about through the arteries-that is embolization, putting in a special type of glue to block the feeders. This is usually followed by surgery or focused radiation to obliterate the residual. If the avm is small, it may be treated directly with radiation or surgery.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Maybe
Treat depends on size and location and includes artery and vein work as well as radiation.

In brief: Maybe
Treat depends on size and location and includes artery and vein work as well as radiation.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Patrick Connolly
Neurosurgery
In brief: Not at all
There are four different ways to treat avms: 1) observation, 2) embolization, 3) radiosurgery, 4) microsurgery.
Embolization with particles or glue is one tool that we have to treat avm. Smaller avms can be treated with microsurgery or radiosurgery, while larger avms can benefit from multiple types of treatment. The anatomical details are critically important to decide the best approach.

In brief: Not at all
There are four different ways to treat avms: 1) observation, 2) embolization, 3) radiosurgery, 4) microsurgery.
Embolization with particles or glue is one tool that we have to treat avm. Smaller avms can be treated with microsurgery or radiosurgery, while larger avms can benefit from multiple types of treatment. The anatomical details are critically important to decide the best approach.
Dr. Patrick Connolly
Dr. Patrick Connolly
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