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Surgical Treatment of Dural Arteriovenous Malformations (DAVM)
This is the principal method for treating dural AVMs that require treatment -
specifically those dural AVMs that have bled or cause neurological dysfunction.
The dural AVM is surgically removed in an operating room under general
anaesthesia. Since dural AVMs do not grow back, the cure is immediate. An
angiogram is done after the operation and the cure is permanent if the AVM is
removed completely. The risks of surgery can be low for dural AVMs because it
involves the lining of the brain only.
Your doctor will recommend the best treatment for you and this will be, in part,
determined by your symptoms, and by the size and location of your dural AVM.
Many dural AVMs do not require treatment.