Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center | Conditions We Treat

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From 2010-2015 alone, the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center has treated more than 650 children, representing the largest pediatric experience with cerebrovascular disease in the world. Our outcomes and safety record are unmatched.

Here’s a partial list of the conditions we treat and the stories of a few of the children we’ve cared for. If you don’t see your or your child’s condition here, please ask! No matter how rare the condition, we can very likely treat it.

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Brain arteriovenous malformation
A tangle of abnormally connected arteries and veins. 

Moyamoya disease
A thickening and narrowing of the brain’s internal carotid arteries.

Vein of Galen malformations
A rare type of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) deep in the brain that can cause heart failure soon after birth.

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Cavernous malformation
A berry-like mass consisting of an expanded blood vessel (also called a cavernoma, cavernous hemangioma or occult vascular malformation).

Arteriovenous fistula (AVFs)
An abnormal direct connection between arteries and veins, bypassing the capillaries. 

Cerebral venous thrombosis
The blockage of a vein or a large venous sinus (channel) by a blood clot.

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Arterial dissection
A tear along the inside lining of an artery in the head, neck or spine.

Aneurysm
A weak spot in an artery in the brain, causing the vessel wall to bulge outward.  

Arterial ischemic stroke
A brain or spinal cord injury caused by a lack of oxygen, due to blocked blood flow in an artery.


We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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