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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.
Had my first appointment with my neurosurgeon. He was convinced that a radiologist wouldn't do anything for me. Wants me to do an angiogram, that's fine.. Even rho I hate IVs. Also got a prescription for Vitagram whatever so I will go back on…Continue
This post is designed to provide basic information on Social Security Disability.This is not a site that's designed for legal advice. The decision was made to post this discussion in order to prevent any misunderstanding of SSDI.We're happy to…Continue
Thank you to all for your encouragement and words of support. I want to update you on what has been going on. On Monday, my MRI revealed that it was anatomically too risky to do my craniotomy and my surgery was cancelled. Further imaging and…Continue
Hello, I am Chelsea and I was 26 last March when I discovered I had AVM. My case is in the right lower occipital lobe. Really scared and almost feel like I have the worst location possible...but will only know after I see medical researchers…Continue
Hi.I was rushed to the hospital a day ago with heavy bleeding following a miscarriage 2 months ago. Initially we though it was retained product but after doing a Doppler scan revealed I. Have an AVM to the uterus which I was told is very rare. I…Continue
After scheduling and rescheduling, I finally had my embolization this past Wednesday and all went well. Monday I am scheduled for a craniotomy to remove a vein from my carotid artery that was not reachable via embolization. Nerves are starting to…Continue
So I am getting medically retired from the Marine Corps after 10 years of service. My neurologist has told me that where my cavernoma is located if they were to remove it I could lose my right side,cognitive thinking, and speech. On top of all that…Continue
My daughter was diagnosed initially with a Spinal AVM (C1-C2). She was 8 at the time - one year ago. We can feel it which is how we discovered it, to her she always thought this was "normal" none of the doctors had ever seen one as they said it was…Continue
It has been more than three years now since my family member was diagnosed with an AVM. Fortunately, it has not ruptured. However, there have been serious problems, personality changes...I am pro active. I see, by your many posts that tragic things…Continue
I had my surgery 5 years ago on my right leg. Ligation of the 2 major vessels of the the triforcation vessels on my right leg. Which means i only have 1 major vessel left to supply blood to foot. Currently, im on my 2nd tri of my pregnancy and im…Continue
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