Arteriovenous Malformations: Abnormal formation of blood vessels that shunt arterial blood directly into veins without passing through the CAPILLARIES. They usually are crooked, dilated, and with thick vessel walls. A common type is the congenital arteriovenous fistula. The lack of blood flow and oxygen in the capillaries can lead to tissue damage in the affected areas.Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations: Congenital vascular anomalies in the brain characterized by direct communication between an artery and a vein without passing through the CAPILLARIES. The locations and size of the shunts determine the symptoms including HEADACHES; SEIZURES; STROKE; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; mass effect; and vascular steal effect.Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic: An autosomal dominant vascular anomaly characterized by telangiectases of the skin and mucous membranes and by recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding. This disorder is caused by mutations of a gene (on chromosome 9q3) which encodes endoglin, a membrane glycoprotein that binds TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR BETA.Embolization, Therapeutic: A method of hemostasis utilizing various agents such as Gelfoam, silastic, metal, glass, or plastic pellets, autologous clot, fat, and muscle as emboli. It has been used in the treatment of spinal cord and INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS, renal arteriovenous fistulas, gastrointestinal bleeding, epistaxis, hypersplenism, certain highly vascular tumors, traumatic rupture of blood vessels, and control of operative hemorrhage.Enbucrilate: A tissue adhesive that is applied as a monomer to moist tissue and polymerizes to form a bond. It is slowly biodegradable and used in all kinds of surgery, including dental.Cerebral Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the brain after injection of a contrast medium.Cerebral Veins: Veins draining the cerebrum.Bucrylate: Cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive also used to occlude blood vessels supplying neoplastic or other diseased tissue.Radiosurgery: A radiological stereotactic technique developed for cutting or destroying tissue by high doses of radiation in place of surgical incisions. It was originally developed for neurosurgery on structures in the brain and its use gradually spread to radiation surgery on extracranial structures as well. The usual rigid needles or probes of stereotactic surgery are replaced with beams of ionizing radiation directed toward a target so as to achieve local tissue destruction.Arteriovenous Fistula: An abnormal direct communication between an artery and a vein without passing through the CAPILLARIES. An A-V fistula usually leads to the formation of a dilated sac-like connection, arteriovenous aneurysm. The locations and size of the shunts determine the degree of effects on the cardiovascular functions such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEART RATE.PolyvinylsIntracranial Hemorrhages: Bleeding within the SKULL, including hemorrhages in the brain and the three membranes of MENINGES. The escape of blood often leads to the formation of HEMATOMA in the cranial epidural, subdural, and subarachnoid spaces.Angiography, Digital Subtraction: A method of delineating blood vessels by subtracting a tissue background image from an image of tissue plus intravascular contrast material that attenuates the X-ray photons. The background image is determined from a digitized image taken a few moments before injection of the contrast material. The resulting angiogram is a high-contrast image of the vessel. This subtraction technique allows extraction of a high-intensity signal from the superimposed background information. The image is thus the result of the differential absorption of X-rays by different tissues.Vascular Malformations: A spectrum of congenital, inherited, or acquired abnormalities in BLOOD VESSELS that can adversely affect the normal blood flow in ARTERIES or VEINS. Most are congenital defects such as abnormal communications between blood vessels (fistula), shunting of arterial blood directly into veins bypassing the CAPILLARIES (arteriovenous malformations), formation of large dilated blood blood-filled vessels (cavernous angioma), and swollen capillaries (capillary telangiectases). In rare cases, vascular malformations can result from trauma or diseases.Cerebral Hemorrhage: Bleeding into one or both CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES including the BASAL GANGLIA and the CEREBRAL CORTEX. It is often associated with HYPERTENSION and CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA.Arnold-Chiari Malformation: A group of congenital malformations involving the brainstem, cerebellum, upper spinal cord, and surrounding bony structures. Type II is the most common, and features compression of the medulla and cerebellar tonsils into the upper cervical spinal canal and an associated MENINGOMYELOCELE. Type I features similar, but less severe malformations and is without an associated meningomyelocele. Type III has the features of type II with an additional herniation of the entire cerebellum through the bony defect involving the foramen magnum, forming an ENCEPHALOCELE. Type IV is a form a cerebellar hypoplasia. Clinical manifestations of types I-III include TORTICOLLIS; opisthotonus; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS; APNEA; NYSTAGMUS, CONGENITAL; swallowing difficulties; and ATAXIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p261; Davis, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp236-46)Pulmonary Veins: The veins that return the oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.Dura Mater: The outermost of the three MENINGES, a fibrous membrane of connective tissue that covers the brain and the spinal cord.Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Non-invasive method of vascular imaging and determination of internal anatomy without injection of contrast media or radiation exposure. The technique is used especially in CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY as well as for studies of other vascular structures.Angiography: Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations: Congenital, inherited, or acquired abnormalities involving ARTERIES; VEINS; or venous sinuses in the BRAIN; SPINAL CORD; and MENINGES.Rupture, Spontaneous: Tear or break of an organ, vessel or other soft part of the body, occurring in the absence of external force.Cerebral Arteries: The arterial blood vessels supplying the CEREBRUM.Tissue Adhesives: Substances used to cause adherence of tissue to tissue or tissue to non-tissue surfaces, as for prostheses.Microsurgery: The performance of surgical procedures with the aid of a microscope.Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome: A congenital disorder that is characterized by a triad of capillary malformations (HEMANGIOMA), venous malformations (ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA), and soft tissue or bony hypertrophy of the limb. This syndrome is caused by mutations in the VG5Q gene which encodes a strong angiogenesis stimulator.Pulmonary Artery: The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.Neurosurgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System: A vascular anomaly composed of a collection of large, thin walled tortuous VEINS that can occur in any part of the central nervous system but lack intervening nervous tissue. Familial occurrence is common and has been associated with a number of genes mapped to 7q, 7p and 3q. Clinical features include SEIZURES; HEADACHE; STROKE; and progressive neurological deficit.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Congenital Abnormalities: Malformations of organs or body parts during development in utero.Activin Receptors, Type II: One of the two types of ACTIVIN RECEPTORS. They are membrane protein kinases belonging to the family of PROTEIN-SERINE-THREONINE KINASES. The major type II activin receptors are ActR-IIA and ActR-IIB.Cranial Sinuses: Large endothelium-lined venous channels situated between the two layers of DURA MATER, the endosteal and the meningeal layers. They are devoid of valves and are parts of the venous system of dura mater. Major cranial sinuses include a postero-superior group (such as superior sagittal, inferior sagittal, straight, transverse, and occipital) and an antero-inferior group (such as cavernous, petrosal, and basilar plexus).Stereotaxic Techniques: Techniques used mostly during brain surgery which use a system of three-dimensional coordinates to locate the site to be operated on.Craniotomy: Any operation on the cranium or incision into the cranium. (Dorland, 28th ed)Intracranial Aneurysm: Abnormal outpouching in the wall of intracranial blood vessels. Most common are the saccular (berry) aneurysms located at branch points in CIRCLE OF WILLIS at the base of the brain. Vessel rupture results in SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Giant aneurysms (>2.5 cm in diameter) may compress adjacent structures, including the OCULOMOTOR NERVE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p841)Sclerotherapy: Treatment of varicose veins, hemorrhoids, gastric and esophageal varices, and peptic ulcer hemorrhage by injection or infusion of chemical agents which cause localized thrombosis and eventual fibrosis and obliteration of the vessels.Epistaxis: Bleeding from the nose.Cyanoacrylates: A group of compounds having the general formula CH2=C(CN)-COOR; it polymerizes on contact with moisture; used as tissue adhesive; higher homologs have hemostatic and antibacterial properties.Abnormalities, MultipleNervous System Malformations: Structural abnormalities of the central or peripheral nervous system resulting primarily from defects of embryogenesis.Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of Lung, Congenital: An abnormality in lung development that is characterized by a multicystic mass resulting from an adenomatous overgrowth of the terminal BRONCHIOLES with a consequent reduction of PULMONARY ALVEOLI. This anomaly is classified into three types by the cyst size.Vein of Galen Malformations: Congenital arteriovenous malformation involving the VEIN OF GALEN, a large deep vein at the base of the brain. The rush of arterial blood directly into the vein of Galen, without passing through the CAPILLARIES, can overwhelm the heart and lead to CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.Iodized Oil: A preparation of oil that contains covalently bound IODINE. It is commonly used as a RADIOCONTRAST AGENT and as a suspension medium for CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS.Malformations of Cortical Development: Abnormalities in the development of the CEREBRAL CORTEX. These include malformations arising from abnormal neuronal and glial CELL PROLIFERATION or APOPTOSIS (Group I); abnormal neuronal migration (Group II); and abnormal establishment of cortical organization (Group III). Many INBORN METABOLIC BRAIN DISORDERS affecting CNS formation are often associated with cortical malformations. They are common causes of EPILEPSY and developmental delay.Brain Abscess: A circumscribed collection of purulent exudate in the brain, due to bacterial and other infections. The majority are caused by spread of infected material from a focus of suppuration elsewhere in the body, notably the PARANASAL SINUSES, middle ear (see EAR, MIDDLE); HEART (see also ENDOCARDITIS, BACTERIAL), and LUNG. Penetrating CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA and NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES may also be associated with this condition. Clinical manifestations include HEADACHE; SEIZURES; focal neurologic deficits; and alterations of consciousness. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp712-6)Abnormalities, Drug-Induced: Congenital abnormalities caused by medicinal substances or drugs of abuse given to or taken by the mother, or to which she is inadvertently exposed during the manufacture of such substances. The concept excludes abnormalities resulting from exposure to non-medicinal chemicals in the environment.Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Bleeding into the intracranial or spinal SUBARACHNOID SPACE, most resulting from INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSM rupture. It can occur after traumatic injuries (SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, TRAUMATIC). Clinical features include HEADACHE; NAUSEA; VOMITING, nuchal rigidity, variable neurological deficits and reduced mental status.Osteoarthropathy, Secondary Hypertrophic: Symmetrical osteitis of the four limbs, chiefly localized to the phalanges and the terminal epiphyses of the long bones of the forearm and leg, sometimes extending to the proximal ends of the limbs and the flat bones, and accompanied by dorsal kyphosis and joint involvement. It is often secondary to chronic conditions of the lungs and heart. (Dorland, 27th ed)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Cerebrovascular Circulation: The circulation of blood through the BLOOD VESSELS of the BRAIN.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color: Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with the superposition of flow information as colors on a gray scale in a real-time image. This type of ultrasonography is well-suited to identifying the location of high-velocity flow (such as in a stenosis) or of mapping the extent of flow in a certain region.Headache: The symptom of PAIN in the cranial region. It may be an isolated benign occurrence or manifestation of a wide variety of HEADACHE DISORDERS.Sclerosing Solutions: Chemical agents injected into blood vessels and lymphatic sinuses to shrink or cause localized THROMBOSIS; FIBROSIS, and obliteration of the vessels. This treatment is applied in a number of conditions such as VARICOSE VEINS; HEMORRHOIDS; GASTRIC VARICES; ESOPHAGEAL VARICES; PEPTIC ULCER HEMORRHAGE.Cranial Fossa, Posterior: The infratentorial compartment that contains the CEREBELLUM and BRAIN STEM. It is formed by the posterior third of the superior surface of the body of the sphenoid (SPHENOID BONE), by the occipital, the petrous, and mastoid portions of the TEMPORAL BONE, and the posterior inferior angle of the PARIETAL BONE.Circle of Willis: A polygonal anastomosis at the base of the brain formed by the internal carotid (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL), proximal parts of the anterior, middle, and posterior cerebral arteries (ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY; MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY; POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), the anterior communicating artery and the posterior communicating arteries.Arteriovenous Anastomosis: A vessel that directly interconnects an artery and a vein, and that acts as a shunt to bypass the capillary bed. Not to be confused with surgical anastomosis, nor with arteriovenous fistula.Remission, Spontaneous: A spontaneous diminution or abatement of a disease over time, without formal treatment.Cyanosis: A bluish or purplish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to an increase in the amount of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule.Cerebellar Diseases: Diseases that affect the structure or function of the cerebellum. Cardinal manifestations of cerebellar dysfunction include dysmetria, GAIT ATAXIA, and MUSCLE HYPOTONIA.Dimethyl Sulfoxide: A highly polar organic liquid, that is used widely as a chemical solvent. Because of its ability to penetrate biological membranes, it is used as a vehicle for topical application of pharmaceuticals. It is also used to protect tissue during CRYOPRESERVATION. Dimethyl sulfoxide shows a range of pharmacological activity including analgesia and anti-inflammation.Hemangioma: A vascular anomaly due to proliferation of BLOOD VESSELS that forms a tumor-like mass. The common types involve CAPILLARIES and VEINS. It can occur anywhere in the body but is most frequently noticed in the SKIN and SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE. (from Stedman, 27th ed, 2000)Receptor, EphB4: An eph family receptor found in a variety of adult and embryonic tissues. Unlike the majority of proteins in this class there is little or no expression of EphB4 receptor in the BRAIN. It has been found at high levels in developing mammary glands and in invasive mammary tumors.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Cavernous Sinus: An irregularly shaped venous space in the dura mater at either side of the sphenoid bone.Cranial Fossa, Anterior: The compartment containing the inferior part and anterior extremities of the frontal lobes (FRONTAL LOBE) of the cerebral hemispheres. It is formed mainly by orbital parts of the FRONTAL BONE and the lesser wings of the SPHENOID BONE.Ethiodized Oil: Ethyl ester of iodinated fatty acid of poppyseed oil. It contains 37% organically bound iodine and has been used as a diagnostic aid (radiopaque medium) and as an antineoplastic agent when part of the iodine is 131-I. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Hematoma: A collection of blood outside the BLOOD VESSELS. Hematoma can be localized in an organ, space, or tissue.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Activin Receptors, Type I: One of the two types of ACTIVIN RECEPTORS or activin receptor-like kinases (ALK'S). There are several type I activin receptors. The major active ones are ALK-2 (ActR-IA) and ALK-4 (ActR-IB).Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Aneurysm, Ruptured: The tearing or bursting of the weakened wall of the aneurysmal sac, usually heralded by sudden worsening pain. The great danger of a ruptured aneurysm is the large amount of blood spilling into the surrounding tissues and cavities, causing HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK.Imaging, Three-Dimensional: The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Pelvis: The space or compartment surrounded by the pelvic girdle (bony pelvis). It is subdivided into the greater pelvis and LESSER PELVIS. The pelvic girdle is formed by the PELVIC BONES and SACRUM.Vertebral Artery: The first branch of the SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY with distribution to muscles of the NECK; VERTEBRAE; SPINAL CORD; CEREBELLUM; and interior of the CEREBRUM.Hemangioma, Cavernous: A vascular anomaly that is a collection of tortuous BLOOD VESSELS and connective tissue. This tumor-like mass with the large vascular space is filled with blood and usually appears as a strawberry-like lesion in the subcutaneous areas of the face, extremities, or other regions of the body including the central nervous system.Carotid Artery, External: Branch of the common carotid artery which supplies the exterior of the head, the face, and the greater part of the neck.Mutism: The inability to generate oral-verbal expression, despite normal comprehension of speech. This may be associated with BRAIN DISEASES or MENTAL DISORDERS. Organic mutism may be associated with damage to the FRONTAL LOBE; BRAIN STEM; THALAMUS; and CEREBELLUM. Selective mutism is a psychological condition that usually affects children characterized by continuous refusal to speak in social situations by a child who is able and willing to speak to selected persons. Kussmal aphasia refers to mutism in psychosis. (From Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 1994; 62(9):337-44)Pneumoencephalography: Radiographic visualization of the cerebral ventricles by injection of air or other gas.Fetal Diseases: Pathophysiological conditions of the FETUS in the UTERUS. Some fetal diseases may be treated with FETAL THERAPIES.Brain Diseases: Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.Carotid Artery, Internal: Branch of the common carotid artery which supplies the anterior part of the brain, the eye and its appendages, the forehead and nose.Hemostatics: Agents acting to arrest the flow of blood. Absorbable hemostatics arrest bleeding either by the formation of an artificial clot or by providing a mechanical matrix that facilitates clotting when applied directly to the bleeding surface. These agents function more at the capillary level and are not effective at stemming arterial or venous bleeding under any significant intravascular pressure.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Pia Mater: The innermost layer of the three meninges covering the brain and spinal cord. It is the fine vascular membrane that lies under the ARACHNOID and the DURA MATER.Pseudotumor Cerebri: A condition marked by raised intracranial pressure and characterized clinically by HEADACHES; NAUSEA; PAPILLEDEMA, peripheral constriction of the visual fields, transient visual obscurations, and pulsatile TINNITUS. OBESITY is frequently associated with this condition, which primarily affects women between 20 and 44 years of age. Chronic PAPILLEDEMA may lead to optic nerve injury (see OPTIC NERVE DISEASES) and visual loss (see BLINDNESS).Urogenital Abnormalities: Congenital structural abnormalities of the UROGENITAL SYSTEM in either the male or the female.Scalp: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).Syringomyelia: Longitudinal cavities in the spinal cord, most often in the cervical region, which may extend for multiple spinal levels. The cavities are lined by dense, gliogenous tissue and may be associated with SPINAL CORD NEOPLASMS; spinal cord traumatic injuries; and vascular malformations. Syringomyelia is marked clinically by pain and PARESTHESIA, muscular atrophy of the hands, and analgesia with thermoanesthesia of the hands and arms, but with the tactile sense preserved (sensory dissociation). Lower extremity spasticity and incontinence may also develop. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1269)Limb Deformities, Congenital: Congenital structural deformities of the upper and lower extremities collectively or unspecified.HemosiderinExtravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials: The escape of diagnostic or therapeutic material from the vessel into which it is introduced into the surrounding tissue or body cavity.Lipomatosis: A disorder characterized by the accumulation of encapsulated or unencapsulated tumor-like fatty tissue resembling LIPOMA.Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin: A gamma-emitting radionuclide imaging agent used for the diagnosis of diseases in many tissues, particularly in cardiovascular and cerebral circulation.Anus, Imperforate: A congenital abnormality characterized by the persistence of the anal membrane, resulting in a thin membrane covering the normal ANAL CANAL. Imperforation is not always complete and is treated by surgery in infancy. This defect is often associated with NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS; MENTAL RETARDATION; and DOWN SYNDROME.Incidental Findings: Unanticipated information discovered in the course of testing or medical care. Used in discussions of information that may have social or psychological consequences, such as when it is learned that a child's biological father is someone other than the putative father, or that a person tested for one disease or disorder has, or is at risk for, something else.Ethmoid Bone: A light and spongy (pneumatized) bone that lies between the orbital part of FRONTAL BONE and the anterior of SPHENOID BONE. Ethmoid bone separates the ORBIT from the ETHMOID SINUS. It consists of a horizontal plate, a perpendicular plate, and two lateral labyrinths.Lateral Medullary Syndrome: INFARCTION of the dorsolateral aspect of MEDULLA OBLONGATA in the BRAIN STEM. It is caused by occlusion of the VERTEBRAL ARTERY and/or the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Clinical manifestations vary with the size of infarction, but may include loss of pain and temperature sensation in the ipsilateral face and contralateral body below the chin; ipsilateral HORNER SYNDROME; ipsilateral ATAXIA; DYSARTHRIA; VERTIGO; nausea, hiccup; dysphagia; and VOCAL CORD PARALYSIS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p801)Ephrin-B2: A transmembrane domain containing ephrin that binds with high affinity to EPHB1 RECEPTOR; EPHB3 RECEPTOR; and EPHB4 RECEPTOR. Expression of ephrin-B2 occurs in a variety of adult tissues. During embryogenesis, high levels of ephrin-B2 is seen in the PROSENCEPHALON; RHOMBENCEPHALON; developing SOMITES; LIMB BUD; and bronchial arches.Neurologic Examination: Assessment of sensory and motor responses and reflexes that is used to determine impairment of the nervous system.Particle Accelerators: Devices which accelerate electrically charged atomic or subatomic particles, such as electrons, protons or ions, to high velocities so they have high kinetic energy.Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.Heart Defects, Congenital: Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.Polyvinyl Alcohol: A polymer prepared from polyvinyl acetates by replacement of the acetate groups with hydroxyl groups. It is used as a pharmaceutic aid and ophthalmic lubricant as well as in the manufacture of surface coatings artificial sponges, cosmetics, and other products.Spinal Cord Vascular Diseases: Pathological processes involving any of the BLOOD VESSELS feeding the SPINAL CORD, such as the anterior and paired posterior spinal arteries or their many branches. Disease processes may include ATHEROSCLEROSIS; EMBOLISM; and ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS leading to ISCHEMIA or HEMORRHAGE into the spinal cord (hematomyelia).Hydrocephalus: Excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cranium which may be associated with dilation of cerebral ventricles, INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; HEADACHE; lethargy; URINARY INCONTINENCE; and ATAXIA.Dandy-Walker Syndrome: A congenital abnormality of the central nervous system marked by failure of the midline structures of the cerebellum to develop, dilation of the fourth ventricle, and upward displacement of the transverse sinuses, tentorium, and torcula. Clinical features include occipital bossing, progressive head enlargement, bulging of anterior fontanelle, papilledema, ataxia, gait disturbances, nystagmus, and intellectual compromise. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp294-5)Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial: Formation or presence of a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the CRANIAL SINUSES, large endothelium-lined venous channels situated within the SKULL. Intracranial sinuses, also called cranial venous sinuses, include the superior sagittal, cavernous, lateral, petrous sinuses, and many others. Cranial sinus thrombosis can lead to severe HEADACHE; SEIZURE; and other neurological defects.Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial: A non-invasive technique using ultrasound for the measurement of cerebrovascular hemodynamics, particularly cerebral blood flow velocity and cerebral collateral flow. With a high-intensity, low-frequency pulse probe, the intracranial arteries may be studied transtemporally, transorbitally, or from below the foramen magnum.Fatal Outcome: Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.Trigeminal Neuralgia: A syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of excruciating pain lasting several seconds or longer in the sensory distribution of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE. Pain may be initiated by stimulation of trigger points on the face, lips, or gums or by movement of facial muscles or chewing. Associated conditions include MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, vascular anomalies, ANEURYSMS, and neoplasms. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p187)Hamartoma Syndrome, Multiple: A hereditary disease characterized by multiple ectodermal, mesodermal, and endodermal nevoid and neoplastic anomalies. Facial trichilemmomas and papillomatous papules of the oral mucosa are the most characteristic lesions. Individuals with this syndrome have a high risk of BREAST CANCER; THYROID CANCER; and ENDOMETRIAL CANCER. This syndrome is associated with mutations in the gene for PTEN PHOSPHATASE.Ultrasonography, Prenatal: The visualization of tissues during pregnancy through recording of the echoes of ultrasonic waves directed into the body. The procedure may be applied with reference to the mother or the fetus and with reference to organs or the detection of maternal or fetal disease.Electrocoagulation: Procedures using an electrically heated wire or scalpel to treat hemorrhage (e.g., bleeding ulcers) and to ablate tumors, mucosal lesions, and refractory arrhythmias. It is different from ELECTROSURGERY which is used more for cutting tissue than destroying and in which the patient is part of the electric circuit.

Primary non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. A municipal emergency hospital viewpoint. (1/438)

The devastating natural history of 138 consecutive admissions for non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage to a major emergency care municipal hospital is reviewed. Sixty-four percent of the patients had demonstrable intracranial hematomas while 36% had mainly subarachnoid hemorrhage. Hypertension was a related condition in 43% of the parenchymal hematoma patients, while proved aneurysms accounted for 74% of the subarachnoid hemorrhage patients. There was only a 14% survivorship for patients requiring emergent surgery. All operated hematoma patients survived delayed surgery with improved level of responsiveness. The overall mortality was 74% for intracranial hematoma patients and 58% for aneurysm-caused subarachnoid hemorrhage patients.  (+info)

Arteriovenous malformation of mesosalpinx associated with a 'vanishing' ectopic pregnancy: diagnosis with three-dimensional color power angiography. (2/438)

We describe two cases of pelvic arteriovenous malformation diagnosed with the aid of three-dimensional color power angiography. In both cases, beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) increased to significant levels (8413 and 1560 mIU/ml, respectively); however, neither an intrauterine nor an adnexal gestational sac could be found. In each case, we observed an adnexal mass with several tortuous areas exhibiting abundant turbulent flow. The diagnosis of arteriovenous malformation was made and further assessment by three-dimensional color power angiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was carried out. The complex vascular anatomy of arteriovenous malformation, including its feeding vessels and drainage, was clearly depicted by three-dimensional color power angiography and correlated well with magnetic resonance angiography. Levels of beta-hCG decreased in subsequent tests, and eventually became negative 2-3 months later without and intervention. We believe that an involutional ectopic pregnancy induced the rapid growth of the arteriovenous malformations within the mesosalpinx. Three-dimensional color power angiography can be performed quickly and easily, using existing ultrasound equipment. It improves our understanding of complicated vasculature, and thus is a useful adjunct to two-dimensional and color Doppler ultrasound in the diagnosis of arteriovenous malformation.  (+info)

Anaesthetic management of a woman who became paraplegic at 22 weeks' gestation after a spontaneous spinal cord haemorrhage secondary to a presumed arteriovenous malformation. (3/438)

A 19-yr-old woman developed a paraplegia with a T10 sensory level at 22 weeks' gestation. The spinal injury was caused by spontaneous bleed of a presumed arteriovenous malformation in the spinal cord. She presented for Caesarean section at term because of the breech position of her fetus. The successful use of a combined spinal epidural-regional anaesthetic is described and the risks of general and regional anaesthesia are discussed.  (+info)

Expression of transforming growth factor-beta complex in arteriovenous malformations. (4/438)

The factors responsible for the development of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are not well known. Patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) have cutaneous vascular dysplasia and a high propensity to develop systemic and cerebral AVMs. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) complex has been implicated in HHT. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of TGF-beta 1, TGF-beta 2, TGF-beta 3, and their two receptors (R1 and R2) in AVMs and in normal brain vessels. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues from 20 patients with cerebral AVMs (including two patients with HHT) were sequentially sectioned into 6 microns sections. Similar sections from normal brain tissue were obtained from five patients without AVMs and no intracranial pathology, who had died from unrelated causes. The normal tissue sections included large intracranial arteries, small arteries, venous sinuses, cortical veins, and brain tissue containing arterioles, capillaries, and venules. All specimens underwent immunohistochemical analyses with polyclonal antibodies to the following antigens: TGF-beta 1, TGF-beta 2, TGF-beta 3, and R1 and R2. The immunoreactivity, when present, was consistently noted in endothelial cells and in the medial smooth muscle. The intensity of vessel wall immunostaining was graded on a scale from 0 to 3. The mean staining grades of normal vessels for TGF-beta 1, TGF-beta 2, TGF-beta 3, R1, and R2 were 0.6 (range 0-1), 3, 2.8 (range 2-3), 1.6 (range 0-2), and 3, respectively, whereas the mean staining grades of AVM vessels were 0.3 (range 0-1), 0.8 (range 0-1), 0.6 (range 0-1), 1.4 (range 0-2), and 0.9 (range 0-1), respectively. The study thus demonstrated that normal brain vessels (arteries, veins, small vessels) have strong (range 2.8-3) immunostaining for TGF-beta 2, TGF-beta 3, and R2, and that the AVM nidus vessels have a paucity (range 0.8-0.9) of staining for these factors. In AVM vessels that had zero immunoreactivity to the above three factors, the vessel wall was fibrocollagenous rather than muscular. Further studies to examine the TGF-beta complex behavior in AVMs are needed.  (+info)

Angioarchitecture related to hemorrhage in cerebral arteriovenous malformations. (5/438)

A retrospective study was conducted to determine the angioarchitecture related to hemorrhage in patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), who underwent conservative treatment and long-term follow-up. The average observation period was 9.3 years, and the annual bleeding rate was estimated at 3.6%. In all cases angiographic findings were reviewed in detail. The average AVM grade by Spetzler-Martin was 3.5. Higher bleeding rate was observed in large AVM (5.4%) compared with small (2.1%) or medium AVM (2.9%). Deep venous drainage (8.6%/year) was strongly correlated to hemorrhage. Concerning location of nidus, hemorrhage was frequently found in insular, callosal, and cerebellar AVMs. Venous ectasia, feeder aneurysm, and external carotid supply were commonly demonstrated on angiograms. Comparison of annual bleeding rate revealed that AVMs with intranidal aneurysm (8.5%) and venous stenosis (5.5%) had a high propensity to hemorrhage. Therapeutic strategy should be focused on these potentially hazardous lesions by the use of endovascular embolization or stereotactic radiosurgery, even if surgical resection is not indicated.  (+info)

Increased brain tissue oxygenation during arteriovenous malformation resection. (6/438)

The purpose of this study was to determine if baseline oxygen pressure (PO2), carbon dioxide pressure (PCO2), and pH in brain tissue adjacent to an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is different from measures in control patients. In addition, PO2, PCO2, and pH changes were measured during the course of AVM resection. Two groups were studied. Group 1 (n = 8) were non-ischemic patients scheduled for cerebral aneurysm clipping. Group 2 (n = 13) were patients undergoing neurosurgery for AVM resection. Following craniotomy, the dura was retracted and a PO2, PCO2, pH sensor inserted into non-ischemic brain tissue in Group 1. In Group 2, the sensor was inserted into tissue adjacent to the AVM. Following equilibration, tissue gases and pH were measured during steady state anesthetic conditions in Group 1 and during AVM resection in Group 2. The results show that under baseline conditions before the start of surgery, tissue PO2 was decreased in AVM compared to control patients but PCO2 and pH were not changed. During AVM resection, PO2 increased, PCO2 decreased, and pH increased compared to baseline measures. These parameters did not change in control patients over a similar time period. The results suggest that chronic cerebrovascular adaptation occur in AVM patients with decreased tissue perfusion pressure as an adjustment for decreased oxygen delivery. During AVM resection, this adaptation produces a hyperemic environment with relative tissue hyperoxia, hypocapnia, and alkalosis which is not corrected by the end of surgery.  (+info)

Multidisciplinary approach to arteriovenous malformations. (7/438)

The treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) depends on the efforts of a multidisciplinary team whose ultimate goal is to achieve better results when compared to the natural history of the pathology. The role of adjuvant treatment modalities such as radiosurgery and endovascular embolization is discussed. Treatment strategies and surgical results from a personal series of 344 patients operated in a 10-year period are reviewed. The Spetzler and Martin classification was modified to include subgroups IIIA (large size grade III AVMs) and IIIB (small grade III AVMs in eloquent areas) to assist the surgical resection criteria. The treatment strategy followed was surgery for grades I and II, embolization plus surgery for grade IIIA, radiosurgery for grade IIIB, and conservative for grades IV and V. According to the new proposed classification 45 (13%) patients were grade I, 96 (28%) were grade II, 44 (13%) grade IIIA, 97 (28%) grade IIIB, 45 (13%) grade IV, and 17 (5%) were grade V. As for surgical results 85.8% of the patients had a good outcome (no additional neurological deficit), 12.5% had a fair outcome (minor neurological deficit), 0.6% had a bad outcome (major neurological deficit), and 1.2% died. These figures indicate that the treatment of AVMs can achieve better results compared to the natural history if managed by a well trained group of specialists led by an experienced neurosurgeon.  (+info)

Multimodality treatment for large and critically located arteriovenous malformations. (8/438)

To define the current status of the multimodality treatment for large and critically located arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), we have made a retrospective review of 54 consecutive patients with Spetzler-Martin grade IV and V AVMs. The size of nidus is larger than 3 cm in diameter in all cases. Initially, all but one were treated by nidus embolization with the aim of size reduction. Only one patient had complete nidus occlusion by embolization alone. In 52 patients, the obliteration rate of nidus volume averaged 60% after embolization. Ten patients underwent complete surgical resection of AVMs following embolization with no postoperative neurological deterioration. Thirty-one patients underwent stereotactic radiosurgery following embolization. At the time of this analysis, 30 patients underwent follow-up angiography 2-3 years after radiosurgery. The results of radiosurgery correlated well with the preradiosurgical AVM volume. Of 16 patients with small residual AVMs (< 10 cm3, a mean volume of 4.7 cm3), nine (56%) had complete obliteration, and six (38%) had near-total or subtotal obliteration by 3 years after radiosurgery. In contrast, of 14 patients with large residual AVMs (> or = 10 cm3, a mean volume of 17.9 cm3), only two (14%) had complete obliteration, and eight (57%) had near-total or subtotal obliteration. Repeat radiosurgery was performed for the patients with remaining AVMs at 3-year follow-up review. This study indicates that a certain number of large and critically located AVMs can be safely treated by either microsurgery or radiosurgery following a significant volume reduction by nidus embolization. The present data also suggest the need and possible role of repeat radiosurgery in improving complete obliteration rate of large difficult AVMs, since many of those AVMs have significantly responded to initial radiosurgery.  (+info)

We encountered a case of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after treatment for portal hypertension due to pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (PAVM). A 75-year-old man was admitted for the treatment of esophageal varices. Diffuse PAVM and aneurysm in th
ABSTRACT. Background: Arteriovenous malformation is a high flux and low resistance vascular system defect that consists of a blending of arteries and veins without interposition of a capillary system, in response of an increasing anomalous angiogenesis. Uterine arteriovenous malformation is a rare entity, with only 300 cases reported, being even more uncommon as a cause of postpartum bleeding, with only thirteen cases in the literature. We report the fourteenth case of uterine arteriovenous malformation associated with postpartum bleeding ...
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are thin-walled abnormal vessels which provide direct capillary-free communications between the pulmonary and systemic circulations. Patients with PAVMs have usually have low blood oxygen levels and are at risk of other complications including strokes, brain abscesses, pregnancy-related complications and haemorrhage. We hypothesise that the complications of PAVM patients arise from their PAVMs and not the more recognised intracardiac forms of shunting. We propose to perform echocardiograms to enable assessment of the presence of other causes of capillary-free communications between the pulmonary and systemic circulations ...
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is an uncommon abnormality that can be single or multiple, unilateral or bilateral, and is sometimes part of the multisystem disorder hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. Two aspects of PAVMs are of paramount significance: firstly, right-to-left shunting through the malformation may allow bland or septic paradoxical embolisation into the cerebral vasculature; secondly, effective treatment is possible, by transcatheter techniques or surgery.. A 19 year old man presented with breathlessness and fatigue on exertion, and recurrent haemoptysis. He had pronounced central cyanosis (upper panel, middle column) and digital clubbing. The blood haemoglobin concentration was 25.1 g/dl and arterial oxygen saturation was 76%. His chest x ray showed a large irregular shadow adjacent to the right pulmonary hilum (lower panel, middle column). Echocardiography after injecting agitated saline in an arm vein showed the appearance of contrast in the left heart, even ...
After a mean follow-up period of 66 months (range 17-170), the treated AVM was completely obliterated in eight cases (26%) and, except for one patient, the lesion was significantly decreased in size in all other patients who had more than three years of follow-up. Pre-radiosurgery neurologic symptoms improved in more than 50% of cases, but worsened in three (10%). Among the latter group, symptoms were relatively minor except for one instance (3%) of radiation-induced myelopathy that occurred within one year of radiosurgery. By far the most notable clinical outcome of all is that after more than 170 years of collective post SRS follow-up, no patient suffered a new haemorrhage.. ...
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) are abnormal communications between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins, and most commonly congenital in nature. Although rare, it is an important consideration in cyanotic patients of unknown cause. We report 3 cases with diffuse PAVM in children with different clinical manifestations and initial diagnosis was made by transthoracic contrast echocardiogram. Transthoracic contrast echocardiography (TTCE) is valuable as initial diagnostic tools for diffuse PAVM. Pulmonary angiography should be reserved for therapeutic purposes for PAVM rather than diagnostic.
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) large enough to lead to clinically significant cyanosis are rare in the pediatric population. To date, there has been some experience with transcatheter embolization of pulmonary AVMs in children, primaril
A 71-year-old woman presented with a 1-week history of dyspnoea, right pleuritic chest pain and bilateral ankle oedema. There was no history of cough, fever or haemoptysis. Her body mass index was ,30. Her jugular venous pressure was raised with reduced air entry over the right lung base. She was anaemic (haemoglobin 6.8 g/dl, mean corpuscular volume 67) with type II respiratory failure (pH 7.40, oxygen tension 9.30 kPa, carbon dioxide tension 9.32 kPa on 0.5 fraction of inspired oxygen). Chest radiography revealed a moderate right pleural effusion. A chest drain was inserted in the emergency room and 2 litres of bloody effusion was drained. A subsequent contrast-enhanced CT scan of the chest revealed a probable pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) in the right lower lobe and a compressing organised haemothorax with significant mediastinal shift (fig 1A). Pulmonary angiography confirmed a massive PAVM with multiple large feeding arteries and other smaller PAVMs in the right lower lobe ...
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Diffuse pulmonary vascular malformations (PAVMs) are a small and understudied, but nevertheless important subset of the PAVM population of patients, associated with significant mortality and morbidity. A review of literature was undertaken to investigate the current understanding of diffuse PAVMs. This review demonstrated that no additional attempts to define diffuse PAVMs and describe their natural history was made before or after the in 2000 report by Faughnan et al {{51 Faughnan,M.E. 2000; }}. To further expand the findings from 2000, we performed a retrospective review of 36 patients (21 female, 15 male) with diffuse PAVMs from a cohort of 821 consecutive patients with PAVMs. Diffuse PAVMs were classified angiographically as involving one or more segmental pulmonary arteries in one or both lungs. The following data were noted from the chart review: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) status, gender, age at presentation, presence or absence of large focal PAVMs, oxygen saturations, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - An unusual arteriovenous malformation involving the cervical vessels treated with endovascular repair. AU - Miladore, Julia N.. AU - Sawchuk, Alan. PY - 2019/6/1. Y1 - 2019/6/1. N2 - We present an unusual and complex arteriovenous malformation involving the vertebral artery, subclavian artery, and internal jugular vein in a 31-year-old man with no history of trauma or catheterization. The repair was done using endovascular techniques to minimize complications from nerve or vascular injury. The massively dilated jugular vein has remained diminished in size and the patient has remained asymptomatic at 8 months. We discuss the occurrence of this rare malformation as well as treatment options along with their risks and benefits.. AB - We present an unusual and complex arteriovenous malformation involving the vertebral artery, subclavian artery, and internal jugular vein in a 31-year-old man with no history of trauma or catheterization. The repair was done using endovascular ...
Haw, C.; Sarma, D.; Ter Brugge, K., 2003: Coexistence of Mandibular Arteriovenous Malformation and Cerebellar Arteriovenous Malformation. An Example of Cerebrofacial Arteriovenous Metameric Syndrome Type III
Results Of 488 new patients with PAVMs, 33 (6.8%) had cerebral abscesses. 21 were female (63.6%), 12 male. The rate corrected for ascertainment bias was 3.8%. The median age at abscess was 46 years (range 13-69). The median oxygen saturation (SaO2) was 90.75% (range 70-97.5%), with 9 individuals having respiratory symptoms. There were 29 confirmed HHT diagnoses (87.9%). The median largest feeding artery diameter was 5mm, and for 5 individuals, all feeding arteries had diameter ≤3 mm. In total, 19 (57.6%) had residual PAVMs too small for embolization.. Organisms identified (Table 1) suggest periodontal origin; 16 individuals (48.5%) had poor dental hygiene and 9 (27.3%) had dental events as abscess precipitants. Interestingly, 4 individuals had abscesses whilst on holiday abroad. 5 individuals reported worsening migraines and 2 individuals had increased seizure frequency ≤ 3 months pre-abscess.. Within the non-overlapping 1999-2005 cohort, there were 28/219 abscesses (12.8%, 9.05% adjusting ...
Arteriovenous malformations are congenital, resulting from abnormal connections between arteries and veins. Patients with AVM are missing the normal network of tiny vessels (capillaries) that connect arteries and veins. The resulting tangle of abnormal vessels allows multiple direct commutations between arteries that take oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain and veins that carry the oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs and heart.. Although always present at birth, AVM may not develop into noticeable lesions for several years or even into adulthood. The symptoms and signs of AVM will depend on the location of the malformation, but patients should be aware that:. ...
Summary: The patient is a 62-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. She reported no recent illness ...
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A 25-year-old Para 1321 female from North India presented to emergency room with sudden bout of heavy postcoital bleed associated with suprapubic cramping since the last 4 h. In her obstetric history, she had four-term vaginal deliveries and two complete abortions. There was no similar history of either postcoital bleeding or excessive bleeding following childbirth or abortion in the past. Her menstrual history was unremarkable. There was no family history of such bleeding or any bleeding disorders. She was hemodynamically stable at admission. On pelvic examination, uterus was normal in size, shape, and was non tender. After history and examination, test for urine and serum human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) was carried out which were negative. Transabdominal ultrasonography (USG) showed bulky uterus with cystic areas within it [Figure 1]. Color Doppler imaging demonstrated multiple tortuous vascular channels and spaces in intramyometrial and in bilateral parametrial region with flow in both ...
Symptoms, treatment, risks, and surgery | Dr. Newell has 25+ years of experience helping with Arteriovenous Malformation. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a tangled group of blood vessels with abnormal connections between arteries and veins.
Of a total of 213 patients with spinal vascular malformations, 27 (12.7%) had vascular malformations in the cervical spine. The mean patient age was 46.1 ± 21.9 years and 16 (59.3%) were male. The most common presentations were lower-extremity weakness (13 patients, 48.1%), tetraparesis (8 patients, 29.6%), and lower-extremity sensory dysfunction (7 patients, 25.9%). Nine patients (33.3%) presented with hemorrhage. Fifteen patients (55.6%) had modified Rankin Scale scores of 0-2 at the time of diagnosis. Regarding angioarchitectural characteristics, 8 patients (29.6%) had intramedullary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), 5 (18.5%) had epidural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), 4 (14.8%) had paraspinal fistulas, 4 (14.8%) had mixed epidural/intradural fistulas, 3 (11.1%) had perimedullary AVMs, 2 (7.4%) had dural fistulas, and 1 patient (3.7%) had a perimedullary AVF. ...
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are the most dangerous of the congenital vascular malformations with the potential to cause intracranial hemorrhage and epilepsy in many cases. They have become the focus of scientific study leading to technological
HealthTap: Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Bream on How will arteriovenous malformations affect my health going forward: Arterio-venous malformations at the basic level is an abnormal connection to an artery and vein. They can occur anywhere in the body and can be something you are born with (congenital) or acquired, usually through penetrating trauma. They can cause problems with bleeding or shunting of blood or allowing bacteria or clots to pass through them. The symptoms relate to where they are located.
Characterizing the vascularity of certain pediatric head and neck lesions may be difficult on the basis of clinical examination alone. It is, however, important to differentiate such abnormalities, because the differentiation will often influence the further management of these lesions (14, 15). High flow arteriovenous malformations are often treated by a combination of intra-arterial embolization and surgery (16). Percutaneous sclerotherapy is the preferred method of treatment for venous malformations (17). Hemangiomas usually do not warrant intervention, because many will spontaneously involute.. Most head and neck tumors and vascular malformations show increased enhancement on standard MR images after administration of contrast material. Although certain appearances of high and low flow lesions, such as visible flow voids (18), have been depicted on standard MR images, these are static images that do not allow assessment of the hemodynamics of the lesion. Furthermore, flow voids may be absent ...
An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein. Large AVMs or multiple AVMs usually needs medical treatment.
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A mandibular arteriovenous malformation (AVM) presented with massive molar socket bleeding and was emergently treated by tooth extraction and partial resection of the surrounding alveolar bone. To achieve hemostasis, the resultant cavity was filled with hydroxyapatite bone cement. Not only was hemostasis and alveolar reconstruction achieved, but follow-up angiography demonstrated venous outlet occlusion and retrograde AVM thrombosis requiring no further treatment. ...
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital lesions composed of a complex tangle of arteries and veins connected by one or more fistulae (see the image below). They most commonly occur in young adults, with morbidity and death occurring in 30-50% and 10-15% of patients, respectively.
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) occur within the central nervous system as congenital anomalies that allow blood to be shunted directly from arteries to veins without an interposed capillary network.
Guo, W.Y.; Lee, S.M.; Chang, Y.C.; Pan, H.C., 2006: The impact of arteriovenous malformation radiosurgery on the brain: From morphology and perfusion to neurocognition
The cerebellar peduncle haemorrhage is an uncommon location for a primary cerebellar bleed (from, for example, hypertension). DSA demonstrated the underlying cause - an arteriovenous malformation.
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Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Arlen on does pooping blood mean colon cancer: Hemorrhoids, non-cancerous polyps, some colon infections, and arteriovenous malformations are just some non -cancerous causes of hematochezia (red bleeding). Ulcers and gastritis are causes of upper GI bleeding that is frequently melena ( black tarry stools). Crohns disease can cause melena or hematochezia. for topic: Does Pooping Blood Mean Colon Cancer
Most people dont realize Im sick. Its not something you could guess by looking at me.. When I was diagnosed with PH in 2008, I really didnt think it was that big of a deal or understand how it would change my life. Serious illness has always been something Ive dealt with. I have a PTEN gene mutation that makes me more at risk for certain types of cancer (Im a three-time cancer survivor) and I also have pelvic arteriovenous malformations that must be embolized from time to time to reduce the pain. I was in the hospital after one of these procedures when I sensed that something else just wasnt right. My medical care team ran a lot of tests, and I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure within a few days.. Looking back, I wasnt even thinking of the possibility of starting over again with such a serious, life-changing diagnosis at age 48. I worked at a womens shelter, and I was actually looking forward to getting out of the hospital so I could make it to work on my ...
Although our alk1 mutant zebrafish model strongly suggests that AVMs represent abnormal retention of transient arteriovenous connections in response to high blood flow, alternative mechanisms have been proposed. In Eng- and Alk1-null mice, the loss of the arterial marker Ephrinb2 and thus the loss of arterial identity has been suggested to be the cause of AVMs (Urness et al., 2000; Sorensen et al., 2003). However, more recent data fail to demonstrate deficiencies in arteriovenous identity in an inducible Eng-null mouse (Mahmoud et al., 2010). We see no gain of venous identity, as assessed by vegfr3 expression, in alk1 mutant cranial arteries, but have been unable to investigate arterial identity because we have yet to identify an arterial marker, apart from alk1, that is clearly expressed in the cranial arteries affected by loss of alk1 (B.L.R., unpublished).. Blood flow clearly plays a role not only in phenotype development in alk1 mutants, but also in alk1 expression, as alk1 is not expressed ...
Abnormal formation of blood vessels that shunt arterial blood directly into veins without passing through the CAPILLARIES. They usually are crooked, dilated, and with thick vessel walls. A common type is the congenital arteriovenous fistula. The lack of blood flow and oxygen in the capillaries can lead to tissue damage in the affected areas ...
Gastrointestinal bleeding that originates in the small intestine is often difficult to diagnose. When successful diagnosis reveals a lesion that can be localized preoperatively, the laparoscopic appro
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Until recently, there has been controversy regarding the classification of OVMs, which reflects a poor understanding of the origin of these lesions and may complicate treatment decisions. In 1999 the Orbital Society published a consensus statement on the terminology of OVMs [2]. Vascular malformations were classified as no flow malformations (e.g. lymphangiomas), arterial flow malformations (e.g. arteriovenous malformations) or venous flow malformations according to communications with the systemic vascular system. Venous flow malformations are weakened segments of the orbital venous system of variable complexity. This group is further classified as distensible (clinical or radiological evidence of distensibility with increased venous pressure), or nondistensible. Distensible lesions have direct and rich communication with the venous circulation and nondistensible lesions have a direct communication but to a much lesser extent ...
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Wyburn-Mason syndrome (WMS), also known as Bonnet-Dechaume-Blanc syndrome, is a rare, congenital, sporadic, unilateral condition characterized by retinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Ipsilatera...
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Mike Patterson has a brain condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM) -- which is the tangling of blood vessels near the skull -- that may require surgery, the Eagles said. - Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Mike Patterson has a brain condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM) -- which is the tangling of blood vessels near the skull -- that may require surgery, the Eagles said. - Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer
A thrombus is generated in an aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation or fistula by means of a catheter having an insulated heating coil coupled to an insulated delivery wire. In one embodiment, two delivery wires are coupled to heating coils to provide a closed circuit. The heating coils may be in the form of a double helix or a single helix in combination with a straight heating coil. The heating coils are permanently connected to the delivery wires. Alternatively, a single insulated heating coil may be attached to a single insulated delivery wire with a uninsulated coil attached to the tip of the insulated heating coil. The electrical circuit is then made through the heating coil and non-insulated electrode coil into the vascular system and to a body electrode. A catheter may also be used for heating blood within the vascular system which is directly flowed into a tumoral mass for the purposes of thermal treatment of cancer.
The establishment of arterial and venous identity of endothelial cells is critical for the proper anatomic configuration and function of the vascular tree. Arterial and venous specification of endothelial cells is determined by genetic factors, although surrounding cells and hemodynamic forces may also contribute to vascular remodeling. This review provides an overview of the signaling pathways and related transcription factors implicated in differentiation of endothelial cells. We will discuss, in particular, the role of upstream and downstream effectors of Wnt, Sox, and Notch pathways. The understanding of the molecular mechanisms that orchestrate endothelial differentiation may have therapeutic relevance for diseases such as atherosclerosis, arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms, and others.. ...
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Characterized by headaches and seizures, an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain is a derivative of arteriovenous malformation, a disorder of the bodys circulatory system. An AVM of the brain, also known as a cerebral AVM, is a malformed group of blood vessels composed of an intricate tangle of arteries and veins. Though localized, cerebral AVMs can lead to severe neurological problems. Research in the field of arteriovenous malformation is growing particularly with noninvasive treatment options. What are cerebral AVMs? Cerebral AVMs may form during prenatal stages of a childs development, either during embryonic or fetal growth. Studies have found a certain number of cases form shortly after birth; however, the condition frequently presents in adults in their 20s or 30s. Cerebral AVMs are commonly misdiagnosed, with most cases found only incidentally through the performance of CT (computed tomography) scans on the brain. Patients complain of regular headaches and seizures before ...
Clinical suspicion for the presence of pulmonary AVM should arise when there is the presence of nonspiculated pulmonary nodule suggestive of AVM; a family history of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia; sequelae of right-to-left shunting such as hypoxemia, dyspnea, clubbing, cyanosis, and polycythemia; and systemic embolism such as cerebral stroke or cerebral abscess. Epistaxis can be reported in up to 85% of patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.1 A continuous bruit can be auscultated over the lesion. The triad of cyanosis, clubbing, and polycythemia is seen in 20% of patients. Approximately 90% of AVMs are unilateral, and 50% to 67% of patients have a single AVM.1,2 Rarely, patients may present with massive hemothorax under tension from acute hemorrhage secondary to rupture of the AVM. ...
Title:Is the Hepatic Factor a miRNA that Maintains the Integrity of Pulmonary Microvasculature by Inhibiting the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor?. VOLUME: 13 ISSUE: 3. Author(s):Joseph J. Vettukattil*. Affiliation:Congenital Heart Center, Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital, 100 Michigan NE (MC248), Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Keywords:Endoglin, hepatic factor, hepatopulmonary syndrome, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, miRNA, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, vascular endothelial growth factor.. Abstract:Background: The "hepatic factor," a molecule or group of molecules present in the hepatic venous blood, essential for the prevention of the development of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) and right-to-left shunting has been a conceptual enigma in the understanding of many related conditions. Methods: Patients with various forms of liver diseases including acute hepatic failure, and others with normal hepatic function like hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), ...
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Boother EJ, Brownlow S, Tighe HC, Bamford KB, Jackson JE, Shovlin CLet al., 2017, Cerebral abscess associated with odontogenic bacteremias, hypoxemia, and iron loading in immunocompetent patients with right-to-left shunting through pulmonary arteriovenous malformations., Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol: 65, Pages: 595-603, ISSN: 1537-6591 Background: Cerebral abscess is a recognised complication of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) that allow systemic venous blood to bypass the pulmonary capillary bed through anatomic right-to-left shunts. Broader implications and mechanisms remain poorly explored. Methods: Between June 2005 and December 2016, at a single institution, 445 consecutive adult patients with CT-scan confirmed PAVMs (including 403 (90.5%) with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia) were recruited to a prospective series. Multivariate logistic regression, and detailed peri-abscess histories were evaluated to identify potential associations with cerebral abscess. Rates ...
Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) have a wide range of clinical presentations. Operative bleeding is one of the most hazardous complications in the surgical management of high-flow vascular malformations. In the cervical region, the presence of vital vascular structures, such as the carotid artery and jugular vein, may increase this risk. This is a case of massive arteriovenous malformation deforming the neck and the face aspect of this aged lady and growing for several years. A giant mass of the left neck occupied the carotid region and the subclavian region. The AVM was developed between the carotid arteries, jugular veins, and vertebral and subclavian vessels, with arterial and venous flux. The patient underwent surgery twice for the cure of that AVM. The first step was the ligation of the external carotid. Seven days later, the excision of the mass was done. In postoperative period the patient presented a peripheral facial paralysis which completely decreased within 10 days. The first ligation of
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The Hammersmith Hospital provides a clinical service for patients with Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations that is unique in the United Kingdom. Measurements obtained as part of standard clinical practice that has evolved since 1985 allow us to assess whether particular groups of individuals that we see are more prone to recognised complications such as strokes, brain abscesses, pregnancy related complications or pulmonary hypertension. We hypothesise that certain clinical characteristics will predict the susceptibility of individuals to particular complications ...
Analysis on the effect and prognostic factors of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) after endovascular embolization combined gamma knife surgery, Xinbing Lv, Huijian Ge, Xi
The prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombus remains extremely poor. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the technical feasibility, effectiveness and safety of transcatheter chemoembolization for tumors in the liver parenchyma plus intra-arterial ethanol embolization for portal vein tumor thrombus. A pilot study was carried out on 31 patients in the treatment group (transcatheter chemoembolization plus intra-arterial ethanol embolization) and 57 patients in the control group (transcatheter chemoembolization alone). Enhanced computed tomography/magnetic resonance images were repeated 4 weeks after the procedure to assess the response. Overall survival and complications were assessed until the patient died or was lost to follow-up. Median survival was 10.5 months in the treatment group (2.4 ± 1.7 courses) and 3.9 months in the control group (1.9 ± 1 courses) (P = 0.001). Patients in the treatment group had better overall survival (at 3, 6 and 12 months, respectively),
Neuropathological findings in children who had died of cerebral arteriovenous malformation under 6 years of age were contrasted with those of children aged 6 to 15 years. In all subjects, the abnormalities were more marked in the shunting vessels and veins distal to the arteriovenous shunt than in the arteries. Fibrous thickening, calcification an adherent thrombus of vessel wall, and gliosis and haemosiderin in contiguous neural tissue were more common in the older than the younger children. Children less than 1 week old with vein of Galen malformations presented with congestive heart failure and "watershed" cerebral infarction; most of those over one week old had hydrocephalus and venous thrombosis with haemorrhagic infarction.. ...
Intraoral lesions must be adequately protected at the time of anesthetic induction or intraoral instrumentation. Intracranial arteriovenous malformations are at risk of rupture if subjected to high swings in arterial blood pressure. Intraocular lesions may bleed for similar reasons. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage and hemoptysis have all been described. If very extensive, multiple arteriovenous malformations may lead to a high-output cardiac failure, requiring treatment before anesthesia and surgery. Central regional anesthesia is best avoided because of the risk of associated medullar angioma. ...
See related article, pages 878-885. Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) represent a heterogeneous entity, and a multitude of classifications for this rare disorder exists. Moreover, data on different treatment regimens are controversial.1. In this issue of Stroke, Lasjaunias et al2 present a group of vascular malformations which they consider a distinct entity separate from other brain AVM and classify them as cerebral proliferative angiopathy. Criteria for this classification were predefined almost 20 years ago and included angiomorphological, cross-sectional imaging and in one case also histopathological data. In a large patient cohort of ,1400 patients 49 patients (3.4%) were found to meet these criteria. Clinical signs included seizures, headaches and nonhemorrhagic neurological deficits. Angiography demonstrated a diffuse nidus, stenosis of the proximal arteries in almost 40% and a transdural supply in almost 60% of the cases. This angiographic appearance was considered as typical ...
書名:Brain Arteriovenous Malformations and Arteriovenous Fistulas,語言:英文,ISBN:9781626233225,頁數:296,作者:Dumont, Aaron S., M.D. (EDT)/ Lanzino, Giuseppe, M.D. (EDT)/ Sheehan, Jason P., M.D., Ph.D. (EDT),出版日期:2017/10/01,類別:自然科普
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a common congenital vascular anomaly, which often present in both children and adults. Surgery is considered curative once postoperative angiography confirms the absence of vessels. We describe a 6-year-old girl, who had a Spetzler-Martin Grade II AVM resected successfully, in which a recurrent AVM was detected on routine follow-up over 9 years post excision. The aetiopathogenesis of this rare occurrence with a review of literature is discussed. Long-term postoperative follow-up in the form of MRI/MR angiogram is recommended for all fully resected AVMs in the paediatric age group, anticipating the possibility of future recurrence ...
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Background: Few population-level data exist regarding functional outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) caused by a ruptured cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Our aim was to compare outcomes after ICH from AVM rupture versus other causes of ICH.Methods: We performed a retrospective p
Intratesticular arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are extremely rare benign incidental lesions of the testis. Ultrasonography (US) generally reveals a hypoechoic solid mass within the testicular parenchyma. We describe a patient with intratesticular AVM which was found incidentally during workup for infertility. The gray-scale and Doppler US appearance of an intratesticular AVM and the differential diagnosis have been presented. Based on the gray-scale, US appearance differentiation from malignant testicular tumors is difficult. Doppler US examination aids in the diagnosis by demonstrating the vascular nature of the tumor.
Digital Subtraction Angiography of 28-year-old Male -- Right Internal Carotid angiogram, lateral view, showing the arterio-venous malformation (arrow) arising from the A3 segment.
Comprehensive Management of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain and Spine Author(s): Robert F. Spetzler Date: 2015-02-28 Format: EPUB/MOBI/AZW3 & PDF Lang
Vascular malformations are congenital anomalies that can affect each part of the vasculature. Combined forms are common and they are often part of complex syndromes. Most malformations are diagnosed during infancy, but some get obvious only later in life. The field of vascular malformations is emerging with recently described new entities and treatments. Still, misdiagnosis is common in this field, leading to nosologic confusion and wrong treatment. Clinical evaluation and imaging are the gold standard for diagnostic confirmation. Sclerotherapy and embolization are the main treatment techniques but are also used preoperatively to reduce blood loss and shrink the lesion if surgery is planned. Despite new treatment options, especially if extensive in size or involving vulnerable structures, vascular malformations are still considered chronic diseases and cause significant morbidity. Common understanding and agreement on terminology and a multidisciplinary approach are the basis of successful ...
Cerebral Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations. Cerebral Aneurysm. A complex network of blood vessels supplies the brain and eye. Occasionally, a blood vessel wall can become weak. If an abnormal outpouching in the wall of a blood vessel develops, it is called an aneurysm. An aneurysm in the brain can expand and press on important structures such as nerves, leading to loss of vision or double vision. A sudden rupture of an aneurysm can be fatal. Treatment of aneurysms by an interventional neuroradiologist or neurosurgeon must be performed urgently if there is a risk for rupture. Dr. Banik coordinates and expedites care for her patients. She makes sure to get them the timely care they require.. Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). Another blood vessel abnormality that can cause vision loss is an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). An AVM is an abnormal direct communication between an artery (high flow vessel) and a vein (low flow vessel). The AVM causes expansion and dilation of the veins. This can ...
1. Gordon F. Modelling daily observations using Splines, 1998. Mathematica Notae, Instituto de Matematica Beppo Levi, Vol. 39.. 2. Dan Shears, Simon Nadel, Julia Gledhill, Fabiana Gordon, M Elena Garralda (2007) Psychiatric adjustment in the year after meningococcal disease in childhood - Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 (1): 76-82 JAN 2007. 3. Comparison of multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) and conventional selective pulmonary angiography for the detection of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs), April 2007. European Radiology Conference. Abstract.. 4. Helena M Gardiner, Cristian Belmar , Gerald Tulzer, Anna Barlow, Lucia Pasquini Julene S Carvalho , Piers EF Daubeney, Michael L Rigby, Fabiana Gordon, Elena Kulinskaya, Rodney C Franklin. Morphologic and Functional Predictors of Eventual Circulation in the Fetus With Pulmonary Atresia or Critical Pulmonary Stenosis With Intact Septum. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, ...
Transesophageal echocardiography was performed to verify the expected intracardiac shunt. Because of inadequate Valsalva maneuver, it was not possible to exclude a patent foramen ovale); however, intracardiac shunts of other origin were excluded. Following a positive transcranial Doppler test, a right heart catheterization was performed without any evidence of either a patent foramen ovale by catheter exploration or a pulmonary arteriovenous malformation by pulmonary angiography.. Because the patient refused further investigations, she was discharged on oral anticoagulant therapy for the symptomatic antiphospholipid syndrome without aspirin, because atherosclerosis was not present in the coronary arteries.. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in women of childbearing age is rare. Pregnancy, however, increases the risk of AMI 3- to 4-fold.1 The incidence of pregnancy-related AMI ranges between 1:16 000 and 35 000, and a mortality rate of 5% to 11% has been reported.2 The presence of ...
Pulmonary vascular disease is defined as a condition of blood flow to the lungs artery is blocked suddenly due to a blood clot somewhere in the body, including pulmonary embolism, chronic thromboembolic disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, pulmonary edema, etc. Pulmonary edema Pulmonary edema is defined as a condition of …. ...
Hanley M, Ahmd O, Chandra A., Ptak T, et al. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Clinically Suspected Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation. J Am Coll Radiol 2016;13(7):796-800.. Rao S, Rao S, Rincon S, Caruso P, Ptak T, Raja AS, Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB. Assessment of Pediatric Neurotrauma Imaging Appropriateness at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. J Am Coll Radiol 2016;13(7):788-793.. Sonis JD, Miller ES, Borczuk P, Ptak T. Seizure and Fever. J Emerg Med. 2016 May;50(5):773-777. R Weiss, EM Azene, BS Maldalany, AF AbuRahma, Ptak T, et al. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Sudden Onset of Cold Painful Leg. J Am Coll Radiol 2017;14(15):S307-S313.. Expert Panels on Neurologic and Vascular Imaging: Schroeder J, Ptak T, Corey AS, et al. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Penetrating Neck Trauma. J Am Coll Radiol 2017 Nov;14(11S):S500-S505. ...
AVMs can be found anywhere in the brain and may extend from the outer surface to the inner cavities of the brain (ventricles).. In the rare Vein of Galen Malformation, an AVM involves one of the large veins of the brain. The ordinary flow of the fluid in the brain ventricles (cerebro-spinal fluid) is interrupted. The pressure of this fluid is increased. This may cause enlargement of the ventricles ("hydrocephalus"). Occasionally brain and spinal cord AVMs may also be found in association with skin lesions (angiomas). ...
Cerebral arteriovenous malformation is just about as bad as it sounds. It is a blood vessel disease inside the brain whose size does not decrease, but only remains the same or increases.. The one exception from this in the world is Elena Artioli from Bologna, Italy. She became this exception after she went to Medjugorje.. The Italian girl was 16 years old in 1998 when recurring eyesight problems led to her being diagnosed with cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the rear left frontal region, 3 centimeters in dimension.. AVM is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain. The most frequent AVM problems are headaches and seizures .Other common symptoms are a pulsing noise in the head, progressive weakness, numbness and vision changes as well as debilitating, excruciating pain.. "From that moment, my life completely changed. I was living in fear, in anguish, in the unknowing, in sadness and in daily anxiety of that which could happen at any moment" Elena Artioli ...
The study and multidisciplinary care of aneurysm, AVM, arteriovenous malformation, cavernous malformations, Dural Arteriovenous Malformations/Fistulae, dAVFs, Carotid Stenosis
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AVMs may be evaluated using a number of tests including CT and MRI. However, the best method for understanding the anatomy of an AVM is cerebral angiography. Options for treatment include surgical resection (typically approached via craniotomy in the head or laminectomy in the spine), endovascular embolization (gluing of the AVM from the inside), and radiosurgery. In some cases, an AVM may require more than one treatment, or even a combination of treatments (embolization + surgery, for example). After treatment, cerebral angiography is the best method to assess whether the lesion has been completely treated ...
What is the likelihood of rupture of a brain AVM? This review summarizes their natural history and assesses the risk of spontaneous hemorrhage.
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In a small study that included 25 patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (a genetic disorder that leads to abnormalities of blood vessels) and severe liver involvement with this disease, patients who received the drug bevacizumab had improved cardiac output and a reduction in the duration and number of episodes of nose bleeds, a potentially life-threatening complication for patients with this disorder, according to a study in the March 7 issue of JAMA.. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a dominantly inherited genetic vascular disorder that may affect many organs, including the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, and brain. Hepatic (liver) involvement is observed in up to 74 percent of patients, with liver vascular malformations resulting in several complications, including high output cardiac failure, according to background information in the article.. Sophie Dupuis-Girod, M.D., Ph.D., of Hopital Louis Pradel, Bron, France, and colleagues analyzed the efficacy of the ...
Transthoracic contrast echocardiography has been validated as a screening tool for PAVM in patients with suspected HHT. Advancements in genetic testing support its use in family members at risk as a cost-effective measure. Therapy with bevacizumab in patients with high output cardiac failure and severe liver AVMs showed promising results. PAH tends to be more aggressive in HHT type 2 patients. ...
All patients with CLOVES syndrome have slow-flow (capillary, lymphatic, or venous) malformations that are typically located adjacent to or overlying the lipomatous masses. Those with phlebectasias or extensive complex vascular malformations are at greater risk for pulmonary embolism. Rarely, individuals have a fast-flow (arteriovenous) malformation. However, these tend to affect the spinal and paravertebral region, thereby potentially damaging the spinal cord. Other spinal abnormalities include tethered cord and neural tube defects such as spina bifida ...
A persistent sciatic artery is a rare vascular anomaly where there is the persistence of the embryological axial limb artery, representing a continuation of the internal iliac artery into the thigh through the greater sciatic foramen below the pi...
Dr. Belinda His Dickie discusses vascular malformations. Her presentation includes topics on internal hemangiomas- liver, pelvic, and congenital hemangiomas,...
What is the importance of a classification of cerebellar anomalies? Some might (and indeed will) argue that a classification scheme does not necessarily aid diagnosis or prognostication. We disagree. For example, a classification such as the one proposed herein helps the clinician or imager who discovers a malformation for which he or she has no name. After determining (by defined criteria) whether the malformation represents hypoplasia or dysplasia and whether it is focal or generalized, it can be put into the proper category with similar malformations. By finding the outcome of similar malformations, the physician will have a better idea of the prognosis of the malformation that is being evaluated. More importantly, by grouping similar malformations according to a classification system, large numbers of identical malformations can be identified, allowing identification of mutations that cause malformations. This aids in genetic counseling, and by identifying the gene protein, in understanding ...
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The CCR is a participating in the first attempt at studying brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) management using a ... This multi-center trial (ARUBA: A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations) has been funded by the ... "A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations". www.arubastudy.org. Clinical trial number NCT00389181 for ... September 2007). "Racial/Ethnic differences in longitudinal risk of intracranial hemorrhage in brain arteriovenous malformation ...
Cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVM). DSA is done less and less routinely in imaging departments. It is ...
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Patterson was diagnosed with cerebral arteriovenous malformation. He still started in the first 15 games of the season, missing ...
Lee BB, Do YS, Yakes W, Kim DI, Mattassi R, Hyon WS (March 2004). "Management of arteriovenous malformations: a ... Butyl cyanoacrylate has been used to treat arteriovenous malformations by application of the glue into the abnormality through ... n-Butyl cyanoacrylate is also used for embolization of cerebral arteriovenous malformations before their surgical treatment. ...
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Arteriovenous malformations in the brain have a 2-4% chance of rupture each year. However, many arteriovenous malformations go ... In arteriovenous malformations, arteries are directly connected to veins, which increases the risk of venous rupture and ... Examples of congenital cerebrovascular diseases include arteriovenous malformations, germinal matrix hemorrhage, and CADASIL ( ... arteriovenous malformations, fistulas, and arterial dissections. Many of these diseases can be asymptomatic until an acute ...
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Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain. The first patient with superficially located inoperabel AVM:s was treated in ...
Acceleration-deceleration trauma, rupture of an aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and bleeding within a tumor are ... Causes include brain trauma, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and brain tumors. The largest risk factors for spontaneous ... have been proved to be effective in diagnosing intracranial vascular malformations after ICH. So frequently, a CT angiogram ... "Computed tomography angiography or magnetic resonance angiography for detection of intracranial vascular malformations in ...
... arteriovenous malformations, aneurysm, abscesses, and tuberculomas. Hallucinatory palinopsia from seizures may be secondary to ... "Visual symptoms with dural arteriovenous malformations draining into occipital veins". Neurology. 52 (1): 156-62. doi:10.1212/ ...
Posterior visual pathway cortical lesions (tumor, abscess, hemorrhage, infarction, arteriovenous malformation, cortical ... "Visual symptoms with dural arteriovenous malformations draining into occipital veins". Neurology. 52 (1): 156-62. doi:10.1212/ ...
Ullmann's syndrome: A systemic angiomatosis due to multiple arteriovenous malformations. NCBI Emerich Ullmann and Organ ...
He had arteriovenous malformation, or AVM, in his brain stem. In September, 1992, he had Gamma Knife surgery, which obliterated ...
"Embolization of Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations with Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer (Onyx)". American Journal of ...
Cerebellar hemorrhages arise from tumors, trauma and arteriovenous malformations among other things. The cells in the arbor ...
Transcatheter occlusion of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations using the Amplatzer Vascular Plug II. Catheter Cardiovasc ...
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Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations.. Khalil A1, Farres MT, Mangiapan G, Tassart M, Bigot JM, Carette MF. ... Helical CT scan (HCT), a noninvasive method, can detect pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs). Its sensitivity is ...
... are the most dangerous of the congenital vascular malformations with the potential to cause intracranial hemorrhage and ... Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are the most dangerous of the congenital vascular malformations with the potential to cause ... associated with cerebral cavernous malformations or arteriovenous malformations. Epilepsia 2012; 53 Suppl 4:34. ... Radiosurgery for brainstem arteriovenous malformation. Prog Neurol Surg 2013; 27:67.. *Hauswald H, Milker-Zabel S, Sterzing F, ...
... brain arteriovenous malformations, cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and risk of rupture. They included studies that ... such as vein of Galen malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas, or secondary malformations that arise from trauma, or ... Natural History of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations: A Systematic Review. Isaac Josh Abecassis, M.D.; David S. Xu, M.D.; H. ... First described by Steinheil in 1895, brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) are a complex of abnormal arteries and veins ...
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Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (pAVMs ) comprise a rare subset of AVMs located in the posterior fossa or ... Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (pAVMs ) comprise a rare subset of AVMs located in the posterior fossa or ... Yang W., Tamargo R.J., Huang J. (2018) Arteriovenous Malformations of the Posterior Fossa. In: Gandhi C., Prestigiacomo C. (eds ... Brainstem arteriovenous malformations: anatomical subtypes, assessment of "occlusion in situ" technique, and microsurgical ...
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) happen when a group of blood vessels in your body forms incorrectly. Heres what you need to ... Arteriovenous Malformations. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Print. Vascular Anomalies Skin Arteriovenous malformations ( ... Sclerotherapy is often used to treat other vascular malformations, such as venous malformations and lymphatic malformations as ... Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF). An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is similar to an AVM. It is an abnormal connection between an ...
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A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain that usually ... Stapf C. Arteriovenous malformations and other vascular anomalies. In: Grotta JC, Albers GW, Broderick JP, et al, eds. Stroke: ... A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain that usually ...
The management of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is discussed. A series of 231 cases of AVM was treated from 1961 to ... Arteriovenous malformation cerebral protective substances chemical embolization Sendai Cocktail surgical treatment This is a ... The management of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is discussed. A series of 231 cases of AVM was treated from 1961 to ... Forster, D. M. C., L. Steiner, S. Hakanson: Arteriovenous malformations of the brain. A long term clinical study. J. Neurosurg ...
John Marler of the National Institutes of Health talks with Madeleine Brand about Arteriovenous Malformation, the condition ... NIH Doctor Explains Arteriovenous Malformation Dr. John Marler of the National Institutes of Health talks with Madeleine Brand ... What is arteriovenous malformation (AVM)?. An AVM is a cluster of abnormally formed blood vessels. In medical images, it looks ... So what is arteriovenous malformation? AVM, as its known, is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins. It can ...
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Arteriovenous malformations. An analysis of 545 cases of cranio-cerebral arteriovenous malformations and fistulae reported to ... Arteriovenous malformations are most commonly of prenatal origin. The cause of AVMs remains unknown. In a normal brain oxygen ... A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (cerebral AVM, CAVM, cAVM) is an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in ... 1986). "Arteriovenous malformations of the brain: natural history in unoperated patients". J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 49 (1 ...
  • Ultrasound is a particularly useful tool for vein of Galen malformations because so many cases occur in infancy and ultrasound can make diagnoses prenatally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Munich, Germany, September 22, 2014 -New Elements SmartBrush Angio * by Brainlab has been used clinically for the first time, enabling a direct correlation between diagnostic data sets containing temporal and, respectively spatial, information for a comprehensive definition of a patient's cranial arteriovenous malformation (AVM) nidus. (brainlab.com)
  • Depending on the location of the malformation, surgeons may recommend resection surgery, endovascular embolization, or a combination of both. (upmc.com)
  • An MRI may provide information about the exact location of the malformation, which helps in determining treatment. (upmc.com)
  • Personal experience in the treatment of 178 cases of arteriovenous malformations of the brain. (nih.gov)
  • However, there have been several reported cases of arteriovenous malformations recurring. (wikipedia.org)