Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the brain
Cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM): What are the signs and symptoms?
Does arteriovenous malformation in the brain cause any symptoms?
Cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) often causes no signs or symptoms until the AVM ruptures, resulting in bleeding in the brain.
A cerebral arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins in your brain that's present at birth (congenital). Arteriovenous malformations, which appear as tangles of normal or dilated blood vessels, can occur in any part of your brain. The cause isn't clear.
In most people with arteriovenous malformation, bleeding is the first symptom. But some may experience:
When bleeding into the brain occurs, signs and symptom can be similar to a stroke and may include:
A bleeding AVM is life-threatening and requires emergency medical attention.
Cerebral arteriovenous malformation
A cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins in the brain that is present at birth (congenital).
Last Updated: 02/15/2007
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