Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) Treatment in children

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How are AVMs treated?

Treatment often depends on where your child's AVM is located.

Intracranial AVMs

  • Radiation
  • Embolization (injection of material into the center of the anomaly via a catheter)
  • Surgery

AVMs in other parts of the body

  • Embolization
  • Sclerotherapy (direct injection of an irritating solution)
  • Surgery

Wherever possible, surgery provides the best treatment.

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