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Anyone have a spinal avm or had a spinal resection?

Question:
I'm curious if anyone besides myself in the group has a spinal avm or if anyone has ever had a spinal resection on the cervical leval of spine?


Answer:
A spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels on, in or near the spinal cord. The arteriovenous malformation causes spinal tissues to be starved of normal amounts of oxygen, and the cells that make up these tissues begin to deteriorate or die off. The abnormal group of blood vessels (the AVM) may rupture and cause a spinal hemorrhage. Rarely, the AVM may become larger and compress the spinal cord. Studies show that, while the day-to-day risk of hemorrhage or other problems associated with arteriovenous malformations is small, over time the risk increases. Therefore, treatment is usually recommended for otherwise healthy young people who have AVMs.



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