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Elizabeth Erman’s Patient Story

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  • AANS Neurosurgical Members
Last updated: July 3, 2024
Neurosurgeon: Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Patient: Elizabeth Erman, age 38, Ophthalmic Segment Internal Carotid-artery Aneurysm In mid-September 2004, two weeks before my wedding date of Oct. 2, I was at work and suddenly lost my right field of vision. I tried to ignore it for a few […]
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Recovering From Brain Surgery…The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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  • AANS Neurosurgical Members
Last updated: July 3, 2024
Neurosurgeon: H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FAANS, and Bernard M. Bendok, MD, FAANS, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago Patient: Janet Cahill, age 54, Cerebral Aneurysm Never in a million years would I believe this could happen to me. I now have cognitive impairment secondary to stroke after 11 hours of brain surgery for an aneurysm clipping over the brain […]
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Arteriovenous Malformations

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  • Brian Hoh, MD, FAANSis the James and Brigitte Marino Family Professor and chair of neurosurgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Hoh specializes in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, including the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, AVMs, cavernous malformations, carotid artery stenosis, stroke and moya moya disease.
Last updated: April 4, 2024
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are defects in the vascular system, consisting of tangles of abnormal blood vessels (nidus) in which the feeding arteries are directly connected to a venous drainage network without interposition of a capillary bed.