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: