Arteriovenous Malformation

AVM Treatment in Hyderabad by Experienced Neuro-Surgeons

An Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) is a cluster of unnatural blood vessels linking arteries and veins. An arteriovenous malformation can take place anywhere in the body, generally in the brain or spine.After diagnosed, AVM can often be treated successfully, without difficulty or obstacles such as brain damage or stroke.Depending on the location of Arteriovenous Malformations, the symptoms differ. Our well experienced Neuro-Vascular Surgeons gives the treatment to patients according to the diagnostic reports.

Arteriovenous Malformation

People with AVM may observe some symptoms other than the bleeding related to the AVM.

In people without hemorrhage, signs may include:

  • Seizures
  • Headache or pain in one area of the head
  • Muscle weakness or numbness in one part of the body

Depending on the location of Arteriovenous Malformations in the brain or spine; patients may have more serious neurological symptoms, some are

  • Severe headache
  • Weakness, numbness or paralysis
  • Vision loss
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Confusion or inability to understand others
  • Severe unsteadiness

After reviewing the symptoms, our Neurologists, the best Neuro – Vascular Surgeons in Hyderabad, will conduct a physical examination and may order one or multiple tests to diagnose the condition, usually conducting imaging tests by Radiologists, trained in brain and nervous system imaging (Neuroradiologists). There are several treatments for brain AVM, with the main goal of treatment is to prevent hemorrhage, but also considering treatment to contain seizures and other neurological complications. Depending on the age, health, and the size and location of the abnormal blood vessels, our doctor will determine the best suited treatment. Medications may also be used to treat symptoms caused by the AVM, like headaches or seizures, however, Surgery is the most sought after treatment for brain AVMs.

What you can do during an AVM?

  • Be aware of any pre-appointment restrictions. Be sure to ask if there’s anything you need to do in advance.
  • At the time you make an appointment, make a note of any symptoms you’re experiencing, even if it may seem unrelated to AVM.
  • Be clear about all medications, vitamins and supplements that you are using at the time of your appointment.
  • Get a family member or friend to come along, if possible. Sometimes it can be difficult to absorb all the information provided to you during an appointment.
  • Write down questions to ask your doctor. Don’t be afraid to ask questions that may come up during your appointment.

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