Developmental venous anomaly - pons

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Single axial MIP image demonstrating curvilinear,  brilliantly enhancing, branching structures seen in the right cerebellum and the pons. 

Case Discussion

This DVA courses through the pons, with a second DVA in the right cerebellar hemisphere.

Developmental venous anomaly (DVA), also known as cerebral venous angioma, is a congenital malformation of veins which drain normal brain. They were thought to be rare before cross-sectional imaging but are now recognized as being the most common cerebral vascular malformation, accounting for ~55% of all such lesions.

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Case information

rID: 3221
Published: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 12th Feb 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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