Brain, Nervous System and Mental Conditions

Vascular Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord Symptoms and Diagnosis

Vascular Diseases Symptoms

For information on the symptoms of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), cavernous malformations, moyamoya and vein of Galen malformation, see our Treatments tab.

Vascular Diseases Diagnosis

Doctors use a number of screening tools to understand your child's problems and plan treatment.

The diagnosis of a vascular disease of the brain or spinal cord can require many tests, including:

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans
  • Magnetic resonance scans of the arteries (MRA)
  • Magnetic resonance scans of the veins (MRV)
  • Cerebral angiogram