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Multiple cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) associated with spinal AVM.
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PMID:  10214489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The co-existence of multiple cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and a spinal AVM is extremely rare. A 22-year-old man suddenly developed severe headache. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed intracerebral haemorrhage in the left occipital lobe. Cerebral angiography revealed eight AVMs; four were in the right frontal lobe and two each were in the right temporal and left occipital lobe, respectively. A huge high-flow spinal AVM was found incidentally. He had no other vascular lesions such as hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. A left occipital craniotomy was performed and the ruptured left occipital AVMs were removed. Further therapeutic treatment was refused. To our knowledge, except for one autopsy case, this is the first reported patient with multiple cerebral AVMs with a spinal AVM. We discuss the characteristics of this case and review reported cases with cerebral and spinal AVMs.
S Hasegawa; J I Hamada; M Morioka; Y Kai; S Takaki; Y Ushio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  141     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-28     Completed Date:  1999-06-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology,  radiography
Cerebral Arteries / abnormalities*
Cerebral Cortex / blood supply*,  pathology,  radiography
Cerebral Veins / abnormalities*
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations* / pathology,  radiography
Spinal Cord / blood supply*,  pathology,  radiography

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