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Old 07-03-2004, 09:07 PM
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Hello Kelly,

I have an AVM of the lower lip. What I think is that your daughter should have an MRI (+ maybe an angiogram) before any kind of surgery is performed on her lip. A surgery and/or treatments by an interventional radiologist could afterwards be done by a doctor who has experience and complete knowledge of vascular birthmaks. In other words, what I say is "don't let the AVM be touched by any doctor who is not fully qualified", AVMs can get worse after medical interventions that are not done properly. It is paramount: the radiology exams should be done before any surgery, and not afterwards.

Lise in Montreal
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