People with Arteriovenous Malformations often experience the following symptoms or signs:
- Vision loss
Stereotactic radiosurgery uses radiation to breakdown the malformation. A beam of radiation is directed towards the malformation for a small duration.
In Endovascular embolization, the specialist embeds a catheter (thin tube) into the patient's leg artery and strings it through the veins to the cerebrum using X-Ray imaging.
The thin tube (catheter) is positioned in one of the artery to the malformation and infuses an embolizing agent like a paste or micro coils to hinder the supply route (artery) and decrease blood stream into the malformation. Endovascular embolization is less obtrusive than conventional surgery.
The patient may need a conventional brain surgery to remove an Arteriovenous Malformation. Depending on the size of the malformation the technique may vary. The malformation is removed through making a window in the patient skull.