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What sort of problem is an arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Vascular

I will refer this to experts in the blood vessels.
Thanks for asking this important question.

In brief: Vascular

I will refer this to experts in the blood vessels.
Thanks for asking this important question.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology
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In brief: Brain blood vessel

Generally people are born with brain arteriovenous malformations (avm).
If found by accident, any kind of treatment should be considered carefully and deliberately. Options include radiosurgery, embolization and resection. If there has been bleeding associated with the avm, some combination of endovascular embolization and surgical removal is necessary. Expert evaluation is highly recommended.

In brief: Brain blood vessel

Generally people are born with brain arteriovenous malformations (avm).
If found by accident, any kind of treatment should be considered carefully and deliberately. Options include radiosurgery, embolization and resection. If there has been bleeding associated with the avm, some combination of endovascular embolization and surgical removal is necessary. Expert evaluation is highly recommended.
Dr. Michael Chen
Dr. Michael Chen
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Dr. Tibor Becske
Neurology

In brief: Short circuit

An avm is a short circuit between arteries and veins without capillaries in-between.
Depending on size, location, flow, and other characteristics, it can be silent or it can cause symptoms. Ultimately, it can bleed and be life threatening.

In brief: Short circuit

An avm is a short circuit between arteries and veins without capillaries in-between.
Depending on size, location, flow, and other characteristics, it can be silent or it can cause symptoms. Ultimately, it can bleed and be life threatening.
Dr. Tibor Becske
Dr. Tibor Becske
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Other places

Another common location is in the colon, which can lead to intermittent rectal bleeding and sometimes requires treatment by cauterization.

In brief: Other places

Another common location is in the colon, which can lead to intermittent rectal bleeding and sometimes requires treatment by cauterization.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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