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What causes an avm to develop in the fetus?
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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends
There are a variety of mechanisms that lead to vascular malformations.
Some are related to familial predispositions while other are purely sporadic errors in the process of development.

In brief: Depends
There are a variety of mechanisms that lead to vascular malformations.
Some are related to familial predispositions while other are purely sporadic errors in the process of development.
Dr. Robert Singer
Dr. Robert Singer
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Dr. Paul Dorio
Radiology
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In brief: Anomalous Vessels
An avm is a congenital disorder of the veins and arteries that make up the vascular system.
It occurs from a developmental error where the arteries and veins do not develop their normal makeup, resulting in the abnormal tangle of vessels and no intervening capillary bed. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/arteriovenous_malformation.

In brief: Anomalous Vessels
An avm is a congenital disorder of the veins and arteries that make up the vascular system.
It occurs from a developmental error where the arteries and veins do not develop their normal makeup, resulting in the abnormal tangle of vessels and no intervening capillary bed. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/arteriovenous_malformation.
Dr. Paul Dorio
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