Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is usually present at birth. The arteries and veins in an AVM can rupture, causing bleeding into the brain or spinal cord.
Symptoms can include headaches and seizures.
Surgery is the most common treatment for brain AVMs. In some cases, a catheter or radiation may be used to close off vessels. Medication may be used to treat headaches and seizures.
Last Updated Jun 13, 2017