Medication can help to ease symptoms such as headache, back pain,seizures etc.
There are several treatment options available but treatment will depend on the size and location of the AVM. You will be advised on the most suitable option
Embolisation involves injecting liquid glue or coils into the AVM using a catheter to block the flow of blood through the AVM.
This is also known as Gamma Knife Surgery, which involves narrow x-ray beams being focused on the AVM
Surgery is used to remove the AVM under a general anaesthetic.
Observation may be recommended if the neurosurgeon feels that other treatment can not be offered safely.
Treatment is offered to prevent brain injury, however there is currently no treatment which exists that can repair damage already caused by an AVM. Seizures may continue and patients with neurological problems will still be likely to have problems after treatment, although improvement can occur.