Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)

This occurs when the arterial blood vessel supplying the brain bypasses the capillary phase and flows directly into the draining vein. AVM can also cause bleeding in the brain but generally not as devastating as an aneurysm.

AVM can be treated by endovascular "glueing", stereotactic radiosurgery or open surgery.


Dr MJD Jacobsohn qualified in 2007 at the University of Cape Town. He then completed an AO spinal fellowship at the Spinal Unit of Groote Schuur Hospital. He started full time private practice at Mediclinic Vergelegen in 2009 when he joined the established practice of Dr LS Wessels as his associate. A comprehensive range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical pathology are managed by Dr Jacobsohn.


physical address Block 2, Room 9, Mediclinic Vergelegen, Main Road, Somerset West, 7130

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