young stroke toolbox Vascular abnormality of the brain

Types of vascular abnormalities and treatment options

Brain aneurysm

An aneurysm in the brain is when the wall of an artery protrudes. read more

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the brain Vascular tangle in the brain

An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a malformation in the blood vessel system. read more

Dural arteriovenous fistula in the brain

A dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) is a direct connection between an artery and a vein in the dura mater (dura). There is an increased pressure in the efferent vein. read more


A cavernoma (also called cavernous hemangioma) is a vascular malformation consisting of small vessels, tangle, and sometimes calcifications and connective tissue. This can occur in the brain and in the spinal cord. read more