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Spinal AVM

Spinal AVM: Introduction

Spinal AVM: Spinal AVM's refers to a group of abnormal blood vessels (arteries and veins) in the spinal canal. The severity of symptoms depends on the size and growth of the blood vessel malformation. Severe complications such as paralysis can result if the malformed blood vessels rupture and bleed. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spinal AVM is available below.

Symptoms of Spinal AVM

Treatments for Spinal AVM

  • The treatment varies depending on factors such as size and location of defect and the symptoms it causes. Surgery is usually required if the blood vessel is bleeding or pressing again the spinal cord. Endovascular embolization is another treatment option where the problematic blood vessel is sealed off using a catheter to deliver a glue-like substance.Other measures that patients should adhere to is: abstain from strenuous activity, maintain normal blood pressure, avoid smoking, avoid blood thinning medications and minimize stress
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Causes of Spinal AVM

  • Usually a congenital defect though it is not believed to be inherited
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Spinal AVM: Undiagnosed Conditions

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