Arteriovenous malformations (one day old baby ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”)

An abnormal connection between arteries and veins, usually in the brain or spine. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is usually present at birth. The arteries and veins in an AVM can rupture, causing bleeding into the brain or spinal cord. Treatment: Surgery is the most common treatment for brain AVMs. In some cases, a catheter or radiation may be used to close off vessels. Medication may be used to treat headaches and seizures.


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