What is an arteriovenous malformation (AVM)?
An AVM is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins. This disrupts the normal blood flow. Arteries take oxygen rich blood to the brain and veins carry back the oxygen-depleted blood. With an AVM the surrounding tissue may not get enough oxygen. These AVMs can rupture and result in stroke and brain damage. These AVMs are seen more commonly in brain. The cause for formation of AVM is not known.
What are the symptoms?
How is it diagnosed?
How is it treated?
Treatment depends on the size of the AVM, location of the AVM and whether it has bleed or not. AVMs which have not bled can be followed up with medications for seizures and headache. AVMs, which have bled, should be considered for treatment.
What are the modalities of treatment?
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