An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) are characterized by an abnormal leash of vessels allowing for arteriovenous shunting. They can occur anywhere in the body but have a predilection towards the head and neck. There is a direct arteriovenous communication with no intervening capillary bed. They can be congenital or acquired.
Location specific sub types
Synonyms & Alternative Spellings
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