AV Malformation

An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels which disturb ordinary bloodstream and oxygen flow.


Arteries are in charge of taking oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the mind. Veins convey the oxygen-drained blood back to the lungs and heart. when an AVM upsets this basic procedure, the encompassing tissues may not get enough oxygen, and the influenced Arteries and veins can debilitate and break.


An arteriovenous abnormality can grow anyplace in your body including arm, leg, brain or spine.


The reason for AVMs isn’t clear but in can be either from birth or due to previous injury


  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Non healing ulcer
  • Increased temperature of affected part of body



AVMs in children mostly do not require any intervention as it can reduce on its own, but if its persistent than it should be evaluated. Multiple treatment options like AVM embolization, sclerotherapy or surgical excision are available according to the type and site of AVMs.