In an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), blood flows directly from arteries into veins. Ordinarily, capillaries connect arteries and veins to one another, but in an arteriovenous malformation, capillaries are absent. Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is proud to be a regional center for excellence in the treatment of brain AVMs. Treatment may include one of several surgical options.
AVMs may occur within the brain itself or within the dura. Dural arteriovenous malformations and AVMs in the brain both have the potential to cause several complications:
AVMs vary widely in terms of size, location, type of blood flow and many other factors. An AVM may cause all, some or none of the complications listed above.
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