Hello. I have not visited in awhile, so sorry. Just been busy with everything. My daughter was diagnosed with diffuse/multiple AVM (actually 6 spots). I have had many opinions from experts advising for conservative managment.
However, I recently returned from another meeting with Dr. Desalles of UCLA. He is recommending that that treat my daughter with the Novalis T.X. They just installed the newest one early 2009 which is more accurate and precise.
Anyways, I am somewhat confused because both Dr. Spetzler's office in Phoenix and Dr. Lawton's office of UCSF advised conservative management. Dr. Martin at UCLA just turned me to Dr. Desalles since it was too dangerous to operate on.
What is your experience with Novalis? Since Morgan has 6 which are considered small to medium they think they can successfully treat it with 80% certainty. It would be in three month increments 3 X 6.