Arteriovenous malformation

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Donna D'Souza et al.

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) 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.

Classification

Location specific subtypes
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Article information

rID: 932
System: Vascular
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • AVM

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: cerebral
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  • Case 2: facial
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  • Case 3: hand
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  • Case 4: gluteal
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  • Case 5: renal
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  • Case 5: high flow AVM of the shoulder
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    Case 7: thigh
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  • Time-resolved CE MRA
    Case 8: hand
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  • Case 9: cerebral
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  • Case 10: forearm
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  • Case 11: popliteal
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  • Case 12: scalp
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