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Describe the features of a brain arteriovenous malformation.?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Often none

Unless it leaks, there would be no symptoms in most cases.
Leaking can cause intense headache or stroke-like symptoms such as focal weakness, loss of speech or vision. Avm discovered after a minor stroke can be corrected before a major stroke. Family history of avm may prompt investigation in someone with no symptoms.

In brief: Often none

Unless it leaks, there would be no symptoms in most cases.
Leaking can cause intense headache or stroke-like symptoms such as focal weakness, loss of speech or vision. Avm discovered after a minor stroke can be corrected before a major stroke. Family history of avm may prompt investigation in someone with no symptoms.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Localized deficits

A brain AVM is a connection of arteries directly to veins, without going through capilaries.
When the flow increases it can produce a 'steal' effect by taking blood from surrounding tissue, resulting in an abnormality of brain fuction controled by the area of the 'steal'. another manifestation is a result of bleeding of the aVM

In brief: Localized deficits

A brain AVM is a connection of arteries directly to veins, without going through capilaries.
When the flow increases it can produce a 'steal' effect by taking blood from surrounding tissue, resulting in an abnormality of brain fuction controled by the area of the 'steal'. another manifestation is a result of bleeding of the aVM
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery

In brief: Congenital

An avm is a congenital malformation of brain and possibly spinal blood vessels.
They predispose those that have them to neurologic symptoms and, potentially, bleeding. A thorough neurosurgical evaluation is essentially if an avm is suspected.

In brief: Congenital

An avm is a congenital malformation of brain and possibly spinal blood vessels.
They predispose those that have them to neurologic symptoms and, potentially, bleeding. A thorough neurosurgical evaluation is essentially if an avm is suspected.
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Dr. Robert Singer
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