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Old 02-24-2005, 11:18 PM
juliemn juliemn is offline
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Default Re: Our embolization photo's

Hi Hank! How ya feeling??

The MRI does show the AVM, just not quite as detailed as this. These photos are angiogram xrays. The first photo is what Ben's AVM looked like before they did the embolization, the second one is the xray of Ben's AVM (or lack of) after they put 12 coils in the abnormal artery. The third is an xray showing the coils...after the dye from the angiogram had dissipated.

It was scary....but the first time I saw it was after it had already been fixed. The MRI films were scary enough for me before the embolization, I'm glad I never saw the angiogram pics before the surgery.

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