Brain Arteriovenous Malformation

by | Feb 3, 2023

Brain arteriovenous malformation calls for advanced technology, a neurointervention specialist, Dr. Manish Taneja, and an  experienced medical team. At Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic, we use specialized procedures to diagnose and treat BAM. 

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Introduction to Brain AVM

Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an uncommon condition that is due to abnormal connection between arteries and veins in the brain substance. Almost 60% patients diagnosed with this condition are below 40 years of age.

There are different types, grades and location of AVM in the brain. The symptoms that patients present with depend on these above factors. Occasionally they may be detected incidentally. The symptoms may include headaches, bleeding, stroke and seizures. One of the most serious complication is bleeding in the brain that can be life-threatening.


Risk Factors

According to the Mayo clinic, these factors may raise the risk:

  • Being male. Brain AVMs are more common in males.
  • Having a family history. In rare cases, brain AVMs have been reported to occur in families, but it’s unclear if there’s a certain genetic factor or if the cases are only coincidental. It’s also possible to inherit other medical conditions that increase the risk of brain AVMs, such as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).

AVM Treatment Options

Treatment of AVM in the brain is often complex and many times requires multi-disciplinary approach. The treatment options include surgery, radiosurgery and embolization. Depending on the type of AVM, some patients may be treatable using one of the techniques above while at other times, combined approach may be used. There are more several types of neurointerventional treatments we offer to treat different problems that occur in the brain including brain aneurysm.

Difference Between AVM and Brain Aneurysm

 Two potential issues people face are aneurysms and AVMs. Many people have heard of aneurysms, but some may be less aware about AVMs. Knowing the differences is crucial.

Brain Arteriovenous Malformation vs. Peripheral Vascular Malformations

AVM is a type of vascular malformation. Vascular malformations are abnormalities or abnormalities in the blood vessels, and they can occur in various parts of the body, including the brain.

It’s important to note that while AVMs and other vascular malformations are considered distinct types of abnormalities, there can be cases where different types of vascular malformations coexist or are present in close proximity to each other in the brain.

If you suspect or have been diagnosed with a vascular malformation in the brain, it is important to consult with our medical professional who specializes in neurovascular disorders for a thorough evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and appropriate management.

Find out more our clinic’s vascular malformations treatments. Watch our video guide and read our blog post “Vascular Malformations, Hemangioma, and Treatment Options Explained” to understand the causes, symptoms, types, diagnosis, and vascular treatment options. 

Read More About Neurointervention Treatments on Our Blog

As a specialized neurointervention clinic in Singapore, read our recommended brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) related blog post to stay informed about treatment options and how we can actively participate in your care.

What is Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)?

Watch our video guide from our “Brain Arteriovenous Malformation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options” blog post to understand the causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Brain Aneurysm Resources

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Put Brain Aneurysm on Your Health Radar

Did you experience the worst headache of your life? Could it be a brain aneurysm that ruptures, which means bleeding in the brain? Thoughts could be racing through your mind. Then what is the difference between unruptured (a weak or thin spot on an artery in the brain that balloons) or ruptured brain aneurysm? If you’re wondering, then the Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is here to help. It’s important to look out for the tell-tale brain aneurysm symptoms, signs, causes, and risk factors.

Dr. Manish Taneja has been performing brain aneurysm treatments since 1995 from surgical clipping to latest minimally invasive procedures. Each patient is unique as is the size and location of the aneurysm. Your brain has different conditions to treat the aneurysm and artery vessel walls of a blood vessel in the brain. This calls for personalised brain aneurysm treatment depending on your symptoms, family, history, medication, and more. A simple CT scan could be just what the doctor ordered and the first step in early detection and prevention of a brain aneurysm. Come in for an easy consultation with our brain aneurysm specialist in Singapore to be on your health radar.

Other Health Conditions

Being one of the few dual trained and certified neurointerventional and peripheral vascular interventionists in practice in Singapore, Dr. Manish Taneja has a special interest in treating brain aneurysms, stroke, and vascular malformations using latest advanced techniques.

The Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic is your “go-to” facility for various neurological conditions and pain management. To arrange an appointment with Dr. Manish Taneja, our neurointervention specialist, contact us. You can also call us at (+65) 6904 8084 for a consultation.