Arteriovenous Malformation in the Brain Overview
Another name for Arteriovenous Malformation in the Brain is Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation.
What is a cerebral arteriovenous malformation?
A person with a cerebral arteriovenous malformation has an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein in the brain. Cerebral arteriovenous malformations can cause strokes and seizures. If a cerebral arteriovenous malformation ruptures, it causes bleeding in the brain. Severe bleeding can cause brain damage and permanent disability. Cerebral arteriovenous malformations are considered to be congenital or something that you are born with.
What are the symptoms of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation?
Symptoms of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation may include chronic headaches, vertigo, and nausea. A leaking aneurysm may cause severe headache, vomiting, neck stiffness, confusion, lethargy, and other neurologic symptoms.
How does the doctor treat a cerebral arteriovenous malformation?
A cerebral arteriovenous malformation is usually treated with medications, surgery, and radiation therapy.
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