Arteriovenous Malformations...otherwise known as AVMs.
I am trying to expand my knowledge as a Sonographer so I chose to blog about this. I haven't experienced any arteriovenous malformations in my career as of yet, so I wanted anyone with any experience to share what they usually see with AVMs (sonographic characteristics) and what the patients usually present with. I am also wondering how many Sonographers run into older patients that have this medical issue since I know this condition is most often diagnosed in a fetus or a newborn. Also I know that many Sonographic resources say that patients present with seizures and muscle paralysis. Does anyone find this to be true?
I know a few people that have incidentally seen AVMs in younger patients and it presents as a lump in one of their extremities. Has anyone else experienced this with patients?
Any enlightenment on this condition or helpful links (or studies) is appreciated.