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Vascular Malformations of the Brain

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Synonyms of Vascular Malformations of the Brain

  • Cerebral Malformations, Vascular
  • Intracranial Vascular Malformations
  • Occult Intracranial Vascular Malformations

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Cavernous Malformations
  • Mixed Malformations
  • Telangiectasis
  • Vein of Galen Malformation
  • Venous Malformations

General Discussion

As the name suggests, vascular malformations of the brain is an umbrella term for at least six conditions in which blood vessels of the brain are affected. Such malformations are classified into several types in which the symptoms, severity, and causes vary. These types of VMB are: (1) arteriovenous malformations (AVM), abnormal arteries and veins; (2) cavernous malformations (CM), enlarged blood-filled spaces; (3) venous angiomas (VA), abnormal veins; (4) telangiectasias (TA), enlarged capillary-sized vessels; (5) vein of Galen malformations (VGM); and (6) mixed malformations (MM).

Organizations related to Vascular Malformations of the Brain

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