Arteriovenous malformation

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 6: 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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