Hi, fellow members
My daughter was diagnosed with an AVM in her right frontal lobe in Dec 2015.
It was an incidental discovery from her MRI scan to check the cause of her double vision and not from her constant headaches; which she has been having since the age of 6 but somehow, did not raise any red flag in us to check the cause.
We have consulted a few doctors on her condition and treatment options.
All except 1 of the neurosurgeons suggested SRS (Stereotactic Radiosurgery) rather than surgery due to the risks (of paralysis) associated with surgery.
Due to the size of her AVM (31mm), we were told that the success of complete obliteration is about 50%.
Besides the risks associated with SRS, during the 2-3 years of monitoring, her constant headaches and risks of rupture would also remain.
We were advised to explore and evaluate the risks associated with surgery instead.
Hence, we are in a dilemma as to which approach and option to take.
Appreciate any suggestions or experiential sharings.
Currently, other than the constant headaches, my daughter does not have any fits, rupture or weakness in her limb.