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How common are arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the brain?

Dr. Geoffrey P. Colby, MD
Neurosurgery
Fortunately, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the brain are not terribly common. Doctors see hemorrhage from AVMs in somewhere between two and four people per 100,000 -- 2,240 per million is a reasonable estimate.

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