AVM(Arterial Veinous Malformation) BY: lexi boles

At the age of 28 my uncle was diagnosed with AVM or arterial veinous malformation in the right temporal Lobe that hemorrhaged. Causing a large blood clot that had to be removed along with the AVM vessels, and veins etc.

While working out one day he was doing push ups when this traumatic brain injury happened.

At the age of 27 he was found that he had AVM, but could have had it since birth, but there was no way to tell, During the course of 27 years he suffered absent seizures. They scared the brain and put him in the MRI without dye.

The only way this is treatable was to have brain surgery to the right temporal lobe to remove vessels and blood clot.

His therapy consisted of wearing eye patch for the double vision after surgery cause from the swelling pushing against the optic nerve. Basically rest and taking each day slow until the brain swelling went down.

The MRI on here is before & after, his fingers are spread to show the brain function. Some people can't do that after surgery

Long term Prognosis- annual MRI to make sure it hasn't returned along with taking anti seizure medication the rest of his life so he can function and be legal to drive.

What is a brain AVM? Normally, arteries carry blood containing oxygen from the heart to the brain, and veins carry blood with less oxygen away from the brain and back to the heart. When an arteriovenous malformation occurs, a tangle of blood vessels in the brain or on its surface bypasses normal brain tissues and directly diverts blood from the arteries to the veins.

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