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 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 treatments for AVMs may include:
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