Cerebral arteriovenous malformation

Case contributed by Dr Aliakbar Sahraei


The patient is a 9 year-old male who presented with seizure.

Patient Data

Age: 9-year-old
Gender: Male

MRI Brain

There is a cluster of abnormal vascular structures in the left parietal lobe, those findings are compatible with a congenital AVM which is fed by branches of left anterior and middle cerebral arteries. There are multiple draining veins to the internal cerebral and gallen veins.


Case Discussion

Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (CAVMs), also known as classic brain AVMs, are a common form of cerebral vascular malformation and are composed of a nidus of vessels through which arteriovenous shunting occur.

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Case information

rID: 42542
Published: 27th Jan 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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