Download PDF by Francine Blei: 100 Questions & Answers About Vascular Anomalies

By Francine Blei

ISBN-10: 0763766593

ISBN-13: 9780763766597

Vascular anomalies as an entire are infrequent issues and discovering finished, trustworthy information regarding them might be tricky. for those who or a friend is struggling with a vascular anomaly, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Vascular Anomalies presents the suggestions and recommendation you would like. Co-written via a world-recognized doctor who has committed her profession to sufferers with vascular anomalies, and a clinical librarian and sufferer who has skilled the demanding situations of being clinically determined with a vascular anomaly, this ebook delivers authoritative solutions to the main usually requested questions via sufferers and households. It accommodates information regarding assets for networking, disease-specific foundations, psychosocial concerns, and extra. this can be a useful consultant for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of a vascular anomaly.

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Many of the physicians have published peer-reviewed journals in this field and teach at their institutions as well as nationally and internationally. They also participate in patient advocacy meetings and lectures/consultations organized by patient support groups. The Appendix lists the major vascular anomalies organizations and services/resources they offer. 15. Should we get a second opinion? It is your right to obtain further medical opinions. These are best provided by physicians familiar with vascular malformations.

CT scans may be used for patients with vascular anomalies in order to study bony changes better that are not well visualized with an MRI. QXP 4/1/10 11:43 AM Page 25 PART TWO Vascular Malformations What is a vascular malformation? What are some of the syndromes related to vascular malformations? What are some medications used to treat patients with vascular malformations? More . . QXP 4/1/10 11:43 AM Page 26 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT VASCULAR ANOMALIES 20. What is a vascular malformation?

Hormonal changes related to puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can cause a vascular malformation to grow. In fact, even the hormonal changes related to a woman’s menstrual cycle can cause slight growth or changes to a vascular malformation. For example, a woman may notice slight swelling or mild discomfort in a vascular lesion around the time of her period. 35. Can there be vascular malformations in the brain? There are several vascular malformations that may affect the vessels of the brain. QXP 4/1/10 11:43 AM Page 49 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT VASCULAR ANOMALIES Vein of galen malformation Structural malformation of an embryonic cerebral vein resulting in high flow arteriovenous shunting of blood—can result in neonatal high-output cardiac failure, stroke, hydrocephalus, and/or neurological deficits.

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