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Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Resection

UPMC is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced centers for the treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) — abnormal, berry-like patches of blood vessels in the brain.

One of the common procedures we use to treat AVMs is microsurgical resection.

AVM Resection: What to Expect

AVM resection involves delicately separating the AVM from the surrounding tissue. Using a microscope, a UPMC neurosurgeon cuts off the blood supply to the AVM and removes it.

An advantage of this procedure is that the AVM is immediately corrected following a successful surgery.

Other AVM treatments

Other treatments for AVMs may include:


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