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Arteriovenous malformations, and a patient who survived one



By Thomas Kosztowski, MD of Texas Back Institute.

Although they are rare, each year in the US about 200,000 arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are diagnosed.

These AVMs can be found anywhere in the body, but they are most common in the brain or spinal cord. Approximately 10 per cent of AVMs are fatal.

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