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Vascular Malformations of the Brain


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
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    31 Center Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-2540
    Phone #: 301-496-5751
    800 #: 800-352-9424
    e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
  • National Organization of Vascular Anomalies
    PO Box 0358
    Findlay OH 45840-0358
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: Khall@mail.novanews.org
    Home page: http://www.novanews.org



For a Complete Report

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