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Old 02-24-2005, 01:17 PM
juliemn juliemn is offline
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Good luck today. Glad you found another source of support!

The coils are just like they sound. They look like tiny little springs and are made of platinum.

Once the coils are in place...the blood that used to flow through that artery is blocked, and will make a small clot. This stops the abnormal blood flow through that area. The fistula (or hole) that it blocks does not have any necessary blood flow going through it.

My son Ben is the proud owner of 12 of these platinum coils! LOL

If I can figure out how to post pics....I'll post one of his pre and post vessels, along with the picture of the coils he has. I'll bet he's the only kid around who has pictures of the vessels in his brain in his baby book.

Julie H
Mom to Ben (multiple AVM's, PWS, SWS)
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