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If I have an operation to remove an avm, what are the chances it will come back?

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Depends

Depends on the size and also if it was completely excised.
If not totally resected it can come back.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the size and also if it was completely excised.
If not totally resected it can come back.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery

In brief: Low

Most surgeons will perform a blood vessel study called a catheter angiogram to confirm complete avm removal after surgery.
As long as this is negative for residual, the chance of recurrence is extremely low.

In brief: Low

Most surgeons will perform a blood vessel study called a catheter angiogram to confirm complete avm removal after surgery.
As long as this is negative for residual, the chance of recurrence is extremely low.
Dr. Robert Replogle
Dr. Robert Replogle
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Small chance

An avm in the colon is usually removed by resection so that the lesion is entirely removed.
If the avm is treated by laser ablation then there is a chance that residual vessels may enlarge.

In brief: Small chance

An avm in the colon is usually removed by resection so that the lesion is entirely removed.
If the avm is treated by laser ablation then there is a chance that residual vessels may enlarge.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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