If you have been diagnosed with a vascular condition but have yet to find the perfect treatment option, a microsurgical resection may be the right procedure for you. Conditions such as arteriovenous fistulas and cavernous or arteriovenous malformations could bring you and your family unbearable pain and stress. Don’t let these conditions get the better of you. Act now to return to the health you knew before.
It’s extremely important to treat any vascular condition. Not doing so could lead to very serious problems such as heart failure, aggressive seizures and even mental decay. Knowing and finding the signs and symptoms of a vascular condition can spell the difference between a healthy lifestyle and a deteriorating one.
Arteriovenous Fistula Symptoms
An arteriovenous fistula is an irregular connection between an artery and a vein. Normally, blood flows from an artery, to the capillaries and into the veins. With this condition, the capillaries receive no blood flow, which could mean less blood supply for the tissue below them. Be sure to watch out for certain symptoms of an arteriovenous fistula:
- Decreased blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Swelling in the limbs
Arteriovenous Malformation Symptoms
An abnormal connection between arteries and veins which bypasses the capillary system is known as an arteriovenous malformation. This condition can occur in any part of the body but it is often found in the central nervous system. Headaches are the most common symptom of arteriovenous malformations but also include several others:
- Sudden pain
- Difficulties formulating or understanding speech
- Lack of coordination
Cavernous Malformation Symptoms
A cavernous malformation occurs when a small blood vessel becomes enlarged or has an abnormal structural feature. A condition like this can thin arterial walls and can lead to blood leaking into the brain. Seizures are the most prevalent and serious symptom of a cavernous malformation. Not treating this symptom alone can lead to serious mental problems and physical conditions:
- Loss of hearing
- Loss of vision
Microsurgical resection is a minimally invasive procedure that can help treat neurovascular conditions. The procedure consists of performing a craniotomy (surgical removal of a small section of the skull) to enter the brain. Our neurosurgeons will then access the affected area and begin repairs with microsurgical technology of the highest class.
Technological advances in the field can now provide our neurosurgeons with the instrumentation needed to make exact movements that were inaccessible with previous procedures. This minimally invasive treatment can decrease the scarring and recovery time that usually accompanies open surgery.
Is It the One for You?
Once you have been diagnosed with a neurovascular condition, you will undergo physical examinations, medical history screenings and scans to determine which treatment option is right for you. Once you have reached eligibility for a microsurgical resection, our team of neurosurgeons will discuss with you and your family the benefits, possible risks and outcomes of the procedure.
Get Your Health Back
Don’t let a neurovascular condition take the health out of your life. Our neurosurgeons will be with you every step of the way and will provide you with the necessary treatment to regain and improve your health. With four locations in New Jersey, we bring neurosurgical excellence to you.