Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Arteriovenous malformations of the brain
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations are congenital vascular malformations in the brain that result in direct connections between arteries and veins, without intervening capillary beds. They are an uncommon, but notable, cause of strokes and hemorrhages, especially in younger adults. Though mostly asymptomatic, these lesions come to clinical attention with a variety of neurologic presentations, including headaches, seizures, progressive neurologic deficits, or by incidental discovery.
Nov. 08, 2020