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Imaging the spontaneous obliteration of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation using c-arm cone beam computed tomography: A case report.

Braileanu M, Yang W, Caplan JM, Huang J - Surg Neurol Int (2015)

Bottom Line: Spontaneous occlusion of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) without treatment is a rare occurrence.In this case, CBCT provided high resolution imaging of the AVM.Future clinical use of CBCT as an adjunct to DSA may enhance the diagnostic and therapeutic imaging of vascular lesions.

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Affiliation: School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA.

ABSTRACT

Background: Spontaneous occlusion of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) without treatment is a rare occurrence.

Case description: We report the case of a 56-year-old male who presented with aphasia and right hemiparesis secondary to intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage. Diagnostic digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and c-arm cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) demonstrated a 5 mm Spetzler-Martin Grade III left thalamic AVM drained by the internal cerebral vein. Subsequent DSA and CBCT studies confirmed the spontaneous obliteration of the AVM.

Conclusions: In this case, CBCT provided high resolution imaging of the AVM. Future clinical use of CBCT as an adjunct to DSA may enhance the diagnostic and therapeutic imaging of vascular lesions.

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Initial head computed tomography (a: Axial view) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (b: Axial T1-weighted; c: Axial T2-weighted) show a left thalamic intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular extension and no discernible flow voids to suggest an arteriovenous malformation
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Figure 1: Initial head computed tomography (a: Axial view) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (b: Axial T1-weighted; c: Axial T2-weighted) show a left thalamic intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular extension and no discernible flow voids to suggest an arteriovenous malformation

Mentions: A 56-year-old male initially presented with aphasia and right hemiparesis. Head CT, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a left thalamic intracerebral hemorrhage with intraventricular extension [Figure 1]. No AVM was detected on MR angiography (MRA). Given the high suspicion for an underlying vascular lesion, DSA was performed, which revealed enlargement of the left anterior choroidal artery and early drainage into the left internal cerebral vein with no discernible nidus, likely due to the concurrent hematoma [Figure 2a]. The patient recovered his language and motor function over the next 3 months.


Imaging the spontaneous obliteration of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation using c-arm cone beam computed tomography: A case report.

Braileanu M, Yang W, Caplan JM, Huang J - Surg Neurol Int (2015)

Initial head computed tomography (a: Axial view) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (b: Axial T1-weighted; c: Axial T2-weighted) show a left thalamic intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular extension and no discernible flow voids to suggest an arteriovenous malformation
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Figure 1: Initial head computed tomography (a: Axial view) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (b: Axial T1-weighted; c: Axial T2-weighted) show a left thalamic intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular extension and no discernible flow voids to suggest an arteriovenous malformation
Mentions: A 56-year-old male initially presented with aphasia and right hemiparesis. Head CT, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a left thalamic intracerebral hemorrhage with intraventricular extension [Figure 1]. No AVM was detected on MR angiography (MRA). Given the high suspicion for an underlying vascular lesion, DSA was performed, which revealed enlargement of the left anterior choroidal artery and early drainage into the left internal cerebral vein with no discernible nidus, likely due to the concurrent hematoma [Figure 2a]. The patient recovered his language and motor function over the next 3 months.

Bottom Line: Spontaneous occlusion of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) without treatment is a rare occurrence.In this case, CBCT provided high resolution imaging of the AVM.Future clinical use of CBCT as an adjunct to DSA may enhance the diagnostic and therapeutic imaging of vascular lesions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA.

ABSTRACT

Background: Spontaneous occlusion of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) without treatment is a rare occurrence.

Case description: We report the case of a 56-year-old male who presented with aphasia and right hemiparesis secondary to intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage. Diagnostic digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and c-arm cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) demonstrated a 5 mm Spetzler-Martin Grade III left thalamic AVM drained by the internal cerebral vein. Subsequent DSA and CBCT studies confirmed the spontaneous obliteration of the AVM.

Conclusions: In this case, CBCT provided high resolution imaging of the AVM. Future clinical use of CBCT as an adjunct to DSA may enhance the diagnostic and therapeutic imaging of vascular lesions.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus