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What is a Brainlab MRI?

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I've been told I'm having a Brainlab MRI the day before my craniotomy. Just looking for a little more info on how this differs (or whether it does) from a regular MRI? When I google it I come up with a bunch of corporate & doctor-related documents. Does this involve contrast die, or is it just another manufacturer of an MRI?

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What are Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)?

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are defects of the circulatory system that are generally believed to arise during embryonic or fetal development or soon after birth. Although AVMs can develop in many different sites, those located in the brain or spinal cord can have especially widespread effects on the body.



Started by Claire in General. Last reply by Scott Johnson 3 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi everyone I haven't posted anything for a while but I was wondering if anyone else has had Onyx treatment in an extremity avm??If so, have you suffered any restrictions to the limb?I had my treatment in Feb and was left with nerve damage and now 9…Continue

Brainstem AVM and Pregnancy

Started by awesome_possum in General. Last reply by dandelionwishes 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone!I have an AVM in the pons of my brainstem which ruptured in August. I am scheduled to have an embolization on friday as the first step of my treatment.A question I have been asking my doctors is whether I will be able to have safe…Continue

overwhelmed and so grateful - thank you everone

Started by becky1966 in General. Last reply by dandelionwishes 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

I wanted to thank each and everyone of you personally but I am overwhelmed with so many replies of thoughts and suggestions.Thank you, thank you, thank you EVERYONE.I totally do not feel as alone as I did a few hours ago.Thank youContinue

Does anyone have an AVM on their left parietal lobe that had surgery?

Started by Rachel in General. Last reply by Shannski 5 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hi everyone,I am just curious who has an AVM on their left parietal lobe like me...also if you do or did how was it treated? My Neuros told me that mine was not a good candidate for surgery...too risky. I'm ok with that but was wondering if anyone…Continue

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