AVM: Endovascular Embolization

A minimally invasive cerebral angiogram is performed to study the appearance of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) or arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) which are abnormal, berry-like areas of blood vessels in the brain. Based on location, shape, size, and blood flow, treatment can be performed on a minimally invasive basis. A small catheter containing specialized tools/devices is inserted in a blood vessel in the groin (femoral artery) and travels inside the arteries to reach the neck and brain. Coils, glue and/or stents are then utilized by our specially trained Comprehensive Vascular Neurosurgeons to reduce/eliminate blood flow to these abnormalities and prevent them from rupturing.