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Grand Rounds: Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)


By Tsulee Chen, MD, FAANS , Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH


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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the pathology of an AVM and natural history. 2. Be aware of the grading scale of AVM. 3. Explain the treatment options for AVM.

Target Audience:

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) continues to be a condition that pediatricians must diagnose and treat appropriately. New and improved treatment options as well as an updated grading scale will help to improve patient outcomes.

Identified Gap:

Dr. Chen has indicated that she has no financial interest/affiliation in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.