Extracranial arteriovenous malformation

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Extracranial arteriovenous malformation

Arteriovenous malformations or AVMs are rare vascular malformations (abnormal tangles of blood vessels where direct connections form between arteries and veins) which disrupt natural blood flow. AVMs most commonly affect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) but can involve any organ. Those affecting the face, head or neck are often called extracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Although present at birth, AVMs may not be clinically evident until childhood or adolescence. Complications may include disfigurement, destruction of tissue, obstruction of vital structures, pain, bleeding, ulceration and rarely, cardiac overload. AVMs may be treated with surgery, embolization, or both. The goal of treatment is to control rather than cure the underlying problem.
 

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The terms "Extracranial arteriovenous malformation" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Somatic MAP2K1 Mutations Are Associated with Extracranial Arteriovenous Malformation.
 

Author(s): Javier A Couto, August Y Huang, Dennis J Konczyk, Jeremy A Goss, Steven J Fishman, John B Mulliken, Matthew L Warman, Arin K Greene

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2017 Mar;100(3):546-554.

 

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a fast-flow, congenital vascular anomaly that may arise anywhere in the body. AVMs typically progress, causing destruction of surrounding tissue and, sometimes, cardiac overload. AVMs are difficult to control; they often re-expand after embolization ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Elevated Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 not Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Contributes to Progression of Extracranial Arteriovenous Malformation.
 

Author(s): Ting Wei, Haihong Zhang, Neslihan Cetin, Emily Miller, Teri Moak, James Y Suen, Gresham T Richter

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Extracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare but dangerous congenital lesions arising from direct arterial-venous shunts without intervening capillaries. Progressive infiltration, expansion, and soft tissue destruction lead to bleeding, pain, debilitation and disfigurement. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Usefulness of computed tomographic angiography in the management of extracranial scalp arteriovenous malformation.
 

Author(s): Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Souvagya Panigrahi, Deepak Parida, Sanjay Kumar Behera

Journal: Neurol India. ;60(3):357-8.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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