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Arteriovenous Malformations

"Arteriovenous Malformations" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Abnormal formation of blood vessels that shunt arterial blood directly into veins without passing through the CAPILLARIES. They usually are crooked, dilated, and with thick vessel walls. A common type is the congenital arteriovenous fistula. The lack of blood flow and oxygen in the capillaries can lead to tissue damage in the affected areas.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Arteriovenous Malformations" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Arteriovenous Malformations" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 177 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2012
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