Embolization for Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) can be complex and challenging conditions to manage. At Atlantic Brain and Spine, we offer cutting-edge solutions, including embolization, to effectively treat AVMs and improve patient outcomes.

Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat AVMs by blocking abnormal blood vessels. During the procedure, a catheter in inserted into the blood vessels supplying the AVM. Tiny particles or coils are then injected through the catheter to obstruct the blood flow to the AVM, reducing the risk of bleeding and potentially shrinking the malformation over time.

How Does Embolization Work?

Embolic agents are carefully selected based on the size and location of the AVM. These agents cause a controlled blockage of the abnormal blood vessels, redirecting blood flow away from the AVM and reducing the risk of rupture or hemorrhage. Embolization can be performed alone or in combination with other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy, depending on the specific characteristics of the AVM.

Benefits of Embolization for AVM

  • Reduced Risk of Complications: By blocking abnormal blood vessels, embolization helps reduce the risk of bleeding and other complications associated with AVMs.
  • Minimally Invasive: Embolization is performed through a small incision, resulting in shorter recovery times and reduced discomfort compared to traditional surgery.
  • Preservation of Function: Embolization can help preserve neurological function by preventing further damage caused by AVM-related bleeding.
  • Customized Treatment: Our team tailors each embolization procedure to the individual patient, ensuring the best possible outcome and minimizing the risk of recurrence.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an AVM, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced neurovascular team at Atlantic Brain and Spine. Together, we can explore your treatment options and develop a plan to address your specific needs and goals.

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