Houston Methodist Hospital Neurological Institute Cerebrovascular Program offers the advanced treatments for arteriovenous malformations (AVM).
An Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain or spine where blood flows from the arteries directly into the veins, bypassing the capillaries altogether. Without a capillary bed to reduce the pressure, blood flows directly into the veins too early and at high pressure placing patients at risk for hemorrhage.
Patients can present with bleeding into the brain, seizures, mass effect, and ischemia. AVMs are evaluated with CT, MRI, and cerebral angiography.
Your Houston Methodist doctors have experience treating AVMs with surgical removal, stereotactic radiosurgery and endovascular embolization. Your team will discuss all treatment options and will consult with you to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your condition.