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Growing dural sinus malformation with associated developmental venous anomaly, multiple cavernomas and facial venous malformation in an infant. An associated disease or a disease spectrum?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20594504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is an unusual case report of an infant, who initially presented with a facial haemangioma and was later diagnosed to have a dural sinus malformation (DSM) involving the torcula. The DSM increased in size lateralising to the right transverse sinus at three months of age. Postnatal enlargement of the dural sinus has not been described before suggesting a delay in the maturation of the dural sinus which normally would occur antenatally. There was a further association with a complex developmental venous anomaly (DVA) draining the right cerebral hemisphere into the deep cerebral vein and multiple cavernous malformations. The DVA was not clearly demonstrated at age one month but was more obvious at age three months. This would be the first reported case of DSM associated with a DVA. Increasing venous hypertension probably contributed to the poor opacification of the DVA on follow-up angiography at age six months and to the haemorrhagic changes within the cavernomas on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The therapeutic goal was to correct venous hypertension by partially embolising the dural shunts to remodel the cerebral vasculature and preserve the patent sinus. The treatment strategy and possible link between the complex disease entities presented in this infant are discussed. Despite these attemps, the lesion continued to grow compressing the posterior fossa structures. The infant died at nine months of age.
Authors:
Z Mohamed; L L Batista; M Sachet; J Mahadevan; H Alvarez; P Lasjaunias
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2004-10-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1591-0199     ISO Abbreviation:  Interv Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-02     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602695     Medline TA:  Interv Neuroradiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-30     Citation Subset:  -    
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