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Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Neurological Surgery Clinical Services
Brain & Dural Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)


AVM After Embolization

Neurological conditions such as ruptured arteriovenous malformations require immediate response from an experienced cerebrovascular team. Harborview based UW Medicine physicians specialize in treating these complex conditions and in performing the latest procedures when every second counts. New endovascular techniques allow our neurosurgeons to treat AVMs more safely than previously thought possible.

The main modality of treating brain AVMs is microsurgery. Gamma knife radiosurgery is used for AVMs that are less than 3cm in size and located in surgically inaccessible areas of the brain or for patients who are poor candidates for surgery.

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AVM After Surgical Resection

Harborview's UW Medicine team of surgeons and endovascular specialists has been at the forefront of advances in endovascular and surgical treatments.

Case Studies:

The following case study summarizes a sample case report to help patients and families understand how our team of world-class doctors treat Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM).

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Related Treatment Options:

Arteriovenous Malformations may be treated by the following endovascular or microsurgical techniques:

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Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Our neurosurgeons provide endovascular, radiosurgical (Gamma Knife) and microsurgical treatment of arteriovenus malformations of the brain, spinal cord, and cranial spinal dura matter.

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