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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.
I've got a question that I keep meaning to ask my doctors. It appears that traditional angiograms are much clearer than MRA's, but MRA's are less invasive and don't involve radiation.What are the pros and cons of each? Does it boil down to doctor…Continue
Hello to all.This is the first time that I feel couraGeous enouGh to write a few words.My 12 year old dauGhter was diagnosed with brain AVM 2 years ago.Since than she had 2 embolisations.Now, sHe can't feel her fingers and toes,plus there is a…Continue
Hi all,I had a fistula on my forehead that had been growing for 30 years. IT was successfully embolized in December, but I seem to be having an allergic reaction to something (either the glue or the oil in the glue). My forehead and eyes swell up…Continue
Has anyone been diagnosed with many micro avms that cannot be embolized?I am scheduled for a CT Pulmonary Angiogram in September to see what's going on. My shunt fraction increased from 11% to 19% in the past 2 months, and I've been symptomatic…Continue
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