A venous malformation is comprised of one or more atypically shaped, swollen veins. Surgical treatment of a venous malformation is not necessary in every case. When treatment is required, it most commonly consists of endovascular embolization or sclerotherapy.
Of the various blood vessel malformations that occur in the brain, venous malformations are among the least likely to need treatment. Typically they only require treatment if they exert a mass effect on the tissues around them, causing compression and compromising function.
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