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  • Question: When I was 10 years old I was diagnosed with AVM which caused me to have seizures for three years. After having brain surgery, I have been seizure free for 20 years. I want to know if there are any side effects to having this procedure done. The surgery was evasive (my head shaved, skull opened, staples to close it up, etc). Nine months ago I had a baby and would also like to know if this is hereditary.
  • Answer:11/28/2001
    There are long term side effects. AVM's are usually not hereditary, except in some rare syndromes.

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