At Orange County CyberKnife, we’re proud to provide world-class radiation therapy treatment to patients throughout Orange County from our state-of-the-art cancer treatment center. We use the use the most powerful cancer-fighting technology in the world at our cancer center, combining cutting-edge radiation therapy systems like CyberKnife with an unrivaled team of cancer doctors and cancer care specialists. While we specialize in treating various forms of cancer throughout the body, we can also use CyberKnife to treat non-cancerous conditions like arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), are snarled, abnormal tangles of blood vessels that create unhealthy connections between arteries and veins. AVMs are most common in the spinal cord and brain, but they can develop anywhere in the body. Scientists still aren’t sure why AVMs form, but there seems to be a genetic component. The effects of AVMs depend on their location – but if they form in the brain of spinal cord, they can cause serious issues like seizures, severe headaches, muscle weakness, paralysis, dizziness, vision loss, back pain, confusion, and many more. In serious cases, AVMs can cause permanent neurological damage and brain hemorrhaging if they bleed.
Treatment options vary depending on where the AVM is in the body, but the most decisive forms of treatment are surgery or a radiosurgery system like CyberKnife.
Treatment options for AVMs depend on their size and location in the body, and the risks for treatment vary greatly but can be quite serious for AVMs in the brain or spinal cord. That said, untreated AVMs can pose a risk of hemorrhaging or bleeding, which can cause serious neurological damage or even death. While a number of options are available for managing AVMs, the only way to definitively treat an AVM is with surgery or radiation therapy. Depending on your specific condition, you and your doctor may consider a number of options for treating your AVM:
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CyberKnife provides a permanent, non-surgical treatment option for many patients with AVMs, and if you’d like to find out more about how we can use CyberKnife to treat your AVM, OC CyberKnife is here to help. Call us at (714) 962-7100 to talk to one of our expert radiation oncologists about CyberKnife, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us at our contact page to schedule an in-office consultation. Together, we’ll work to treat your AVM as conveniently and safely as possible, helping you stay healthy without the difficulty of surgery.