So, yesterday I underwent a successful angiogram procedure, (I DON'T have an aneurysm!) and I'm meeting with my doctor/Neurosurgeon this coming Tues. regarding available treatments for my AVM. Does anyone know if a craniotomy is required after an embolization? I'm guessing that they just can't "close up" the AVM, and leave the tissue in the brain? I'll ask my doctor, but just wondering if anyone has prior experience with this question? Thanks!!
Hi Gabriel. I had several embolizations on my first AVM so it was made inert. I have never had a craniotomy. Thanks for sharing your success yesterday and please update us if possible after you meet with the neurosurgeon.
Great to know. Thanks, Susan!
Hi Gabe, congratulations on finding no aneurysm.
Well good news no aneurysm but on the AVM side i had mine removed via surgery and im not sure how they emobolize the AVM with its tissue remaining inside...but a fair few ppl here have had it done with success..keep us posted & God bless