Cerebral arteriovenous malformation

Case contributed by Dr Bita Abbasi

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Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

MRI images show a nidus of compact vessel with the typical appearance of "bag of black worms" in the left frontoparietal region. 

The feeding artery appears to come from the pericallosal branch of left anterior cerebral artery, and the draining vein drains into internal cerebral vein.

Note the typical wedge shape of the lesion with the base lying on cortex and apex pointing to the ventricle.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of cerebral AVM.

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Case Information

rID: 22709
Case created: 18th Apr 2013
Last edited: 9th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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