AV Malformation Intervention

AV Malformation Intervention Treatment
What is a Vascular Malformation?

Any malformation (i.e. congenital deformity) involving vessels is referred to as a “vascular malformation” in this context. The body can have vascular malformations wherever.

There are veno-lymphatic malformations (veins and lymph vessels), lymphatic malformations (just lymph vessels), venous malformations (only veins), and arterio-venous malformations (veins and lymph vessels) (arteries directly connected to veins without capillaries in between).

When do Vascular Malformations appear?

Although all vascular malformations are present at birth, they become obvious and visible at different ages. We know that they occur during embryonic development, but we do not know what causes them. These may occur within families(genetic) or may occur without any familial history of similar problems (sporadic). There is much scientific work done with regard to the genetics of vascular malformations, and newer information becomes available to us daily to guide further treatment.

What are manifestations of vascular malformations?
Are Haemangiomas related to vascular malformations?
How are vascular malformations evaluated?

Physical examination is essential in the initial evaluation of these lesions. To study deeper tissues or to demonstrate arteriovenous shunts, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or digital subtractive angiography may be used.

What is the treatment of vascular malformations and what is the success rate?
Do vascular malformations require Long-term surveillance?

Most particularly during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or after injury since new symptoms and swellings may arise that may necessitate extra interventional therapy, all vascular abnormalities require long-term observation – even after treatment.

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