Cerebral cavernoma and development venous anomaly

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Asymptomatic patient referred for a MRI evaluation after an incidental finding on brain CT (performed in a context of trauma).

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Female

MRI Brain

Modality: MRI

There is a left frontal nodular lesion showing a prominent blooming artefact on susceptibility imaging (SWI), having a characteristic "popcorn" appearance, and associated with a developmental venous anomaly (DVA). Remaining brain is unremarkable and MRA does not show any relevant feature. 

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Case Information

rID: 37603
Case created: 15th Jun 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Tag: rmh
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