Vascular Malformation

Vascular Malformation (Arteriovenous malformation or AVM) is an abnormal connection between veins and arteries, usually congenital. This pathology is widely known because of its occurrence in the central nervous system, but can appear in any location.

The genetic transmission patterns of AVM, if any, are unknown. AVM is not generally thought to be an inherited disorder, unless in the context of a specific hereditary syndrome.

Diagnosing Vascular Malformation

AVMs can occur in various parts of the body and may occur in isolation or as a part of another disease.

Treatment at Emory involves multidisciplinary physician teams, state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality patient care