How Arteriovenous Malformation Is Diagnosed And Treated
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital condition that occurs when there is an abnormal network of blood vessels in the brain. These abnormal vessels can make it harder for areas of the brain to receive sufficient oxygenation and the vessels may eventually rupture. Identifying the problem early can give people with AVM the best chance of avoiding significant brain damage. Symptoms Many instances of AVM are not identified until there is a brain bleed, which causes symptoms similar to a ruptured aneurysm.