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AVM

What does AVM mean? AVM stands for arteriovenous malformation. An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal group of blood vessels. Most arteriovenous malformations are made up of two different kinds of blood vessels – arteries and veins. Arteries are large blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins are large blood vessels …
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Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)

What is an arteriovenous malformation? An arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal group of blood vessels. Most arteriovenous malformations are made up of two different kinds of blood vessels – arteries and veins. Arteries are large blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins are large blood vessels that carry blood back …
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Oligodendroglioma

This article was last reviewed and updated on January 30, 2019 by Jane Barron, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Oligodendroglioma is a type of tumour that can develop in the brain and rarely in the spinal cord. The tumour can start at any age but most develop in adults. Your pathology report for oligodendroglioma will include …
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Glioblastoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on January 15, 2019 by Jane Barron, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Glioblastoma is a type of cancer that can develop in the brain or spinal cord. It is the most common brain tumour in adults. Your pathology report for glioblastoma will include important information such as the IDH and …
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