AVM: Resection

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 may need to be performed externally entering the brain through the skull. Our specially trained Comprehensive Vascular Neurosurgeons remove abnormal collections of blood vessels (arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulae, cavernoma) in the brain and spine by resecting them. This process involves using a microscope to delicately separate the AVM from the surrounding tissue in the brain, cut off the blood supply to the AVM and then remove it.