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Arteriovenous Malformation

Arteriovenous Malformation: Introduction

Arteriovenous Malformation: An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital disorder characterized by a complex, tangled web of arteries and veins. An AVM may occur in ... more about Arteriovenous Malformation.

Arteriovenous Malformation: Birth defect of a tangle of veins and arteries. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Arteriovenous Malformation is available below.

Symptoms of Arteriovenous Malformation

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Arteriovenous Malformation: Complications

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Causes of Arteriovenous Malformation

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Arteriovenous Malformation: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Arteriovenous Malformation: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Arteriovenous Malformation

Prognosis for Arteriovenous Malformation: AVMs that hemorrhage can lead to serious neurological problems, and sometimes death. However, some people have AVMs that never cause problems. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Arteriovenous Malformation Information Page: NINDS)

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Clinical Trials for Arteriovenous Malformation

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Article Excerpts about Arteriovenous Malformation

An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital disorder characterized by a complex, tangled web of arteries and veins. An AVM may occur in the brain, brainstem, or spinal cord and is caused by abnormal development of blood vessels. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Arteriovenous Malformation Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Arteriovenous Malformation:

Abnormal, tangled collections of dilated blood vessels that result from congenitally malformed vascular structures in which arterial afferents flow directly into venous efferents without the usual resistance of an intervening capillary bed. A common type is the congenital arteriovenous fistula (ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA /congenital). For arteriovenous malformations in the brain, INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS is available. (From Merck Manual, 15th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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