If left untreated spinal arteriovenous malformations can lead to permanent damage of spinal cord. Blood vessels supply spinal cord with required nutrients and oxygen for production of energy and normal functioning.
The veins drain poorly oxygenated blood from the spinal cord to the heart and then to lungs for oxygenation.
This process when disrupted can cause serious problems such as tissue necrosis or tissue death, hemorrhage due to rupture of blood vessels of spinal cord.
This condition can be treated by surgery to halt or possibly reverse the damage caused to spinal cord.
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