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Arteriovenous malformation of the scalp with cerebral steal.
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PMID:  19296527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous malformation of the scalp resulting from blunt trauma to the head is an unusual occurrence and is rarely associated with neurological sequelae. This case details an arteriovenous malformation with a cerebral steal phenomenon. METHODS: A 21-year-old man presented with an enlarging, pulsatile mass in the right facial/temporal area without known cause. CT and angiography were consistent with a large arteriovenous malformation involving the external carotid system, causing a secondary cerebral steal that resulted in neurological symptoms including seizure. Surgical resection of the mass was undertaken. RESULTS: The patient had an uncomplicated preoperative course with complete resolution of all neurologic symptoms. CONCLUSION: Cerebral steal is an uncommon consequence of traumatic extracranial arteriovenous malformation. The current literature is reviewed, and the diagnostic approach as well as therapeutic options are discussed.
Kate Kelly; Jonathan R B Trites; S Mark Taylor; Martin Bullock; Robert D Hart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1520-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2009.
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, QEII Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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