Mixed vascular malformation

Case contributed by Dr Anthony Nuñez

Presentation

Headaches that get steadily worse.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female
MRI

At the right basal ganglia, there is a well circumscribed lesion with heterogeneous signal but signal loss and blooming on gradient echo consistent with a cavernoma associated with a developmental venous anomaly. Also there is a foci of low signal on GRE sequence in the parietal region consistent with an hemosiderin deposit. 

Case Discussion

The term mixed vascular malformation is used when there are two types of vascular malformation in the same person, such as in this case (cavernoma and developmental venous anomaly). The cavernoma is usually responsible for the symptomatic presentation. 

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Case information

rID: 68350
Published: 30th May 2019
Last edited: 4th Jun 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University Institute CEMIC

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