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Cerebrovascular malformations

Cerebrovascular malformations are vascular malformations related to the vessels that supply the brain and other cranial structures.

Classification

Over the years, cerebrovascular malformations have been classified in a variety of ways by different authors.

Over the years cerebral vascular malformations have been classified in a variety of ways by many authors, often on the basis of the presence or absence of arteriovenous shunting, histopathological features or demographics of affected individuals 4.

High or low flow
Presence or absence of shunting
Histomorphology
Pediatric

Some lesions are only encountered in specific age-groups, usually within early childhood.  

  • in utero: pial high flow AVF, VGAM, DSM
  • neonate: VGAM, pial high flow AVF, DSM
  • infant: VGAM, pial AVMs, cavernous angiomas, aneurysm
  • child: pial AVM (nidal > fistulous), aneurysm, cavernous venous malformation (cavernoma), dural AVF

See also

Article information

rID: 1084
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Classification of cerebral vascular malformations
  • Intracranial vascular malformations
  • Brain vascular malformations
  • Vascular lesions of the brain

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: cerebral arteriovenous malformation
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  • Case 2: vein of Galen malformation
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  • Case 3: sinus pericranii
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    Cas 4: AVM - PCA feeder
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  • Case 5: developmental venous anomaly
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