Arteriovenous Malformation

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Jennifer Costello

Radiosurgery Successfully Treats Inoperable Arteriovenous Malformation

Jennifer Costello first became aware of her arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in 1983, when she had a seizure shortly after giving birth to her second child. A CT scan revealed that she had a five-centimeter in diameter AVM deep in the left hemisphere of her brain. She was referred to a neurosurgeon, who performed an angiogram and determined that her AVM was inoperable.