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After the surgical removal of an avm from the brain, can it come back? If so, how likely is it?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely if removed
Surgical removal of the avm leads to obliteration of the nidus.
If there is angiographic demonstration that this is gone, then it is not likely that it will reconstitute and form new vessels. Bear in mind, that avms are congenital lesion. Thus, it is something you are born with and they will not grow de novo.

In brief: Unlikely if removed
Surgical removal of the avm leads to obliteration of the nidus.
If there is angiographic demonstration that this is gone, then it is not likely that it will reconstitute and form new vessels. Bear in mind, that avms are congenital lesion. Thus, it is something you are born with and they will not grow de novo.
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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Not likely
Avm's are congenital lesions that, when resected, should not recur.

In brief: Not likely
Avm's are congenital lesions that, when resected, should not recur.
Dr. Robert Singer
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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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