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Severe venous congestive encephalopathy secondary to a dialysis arteriovenous graft.
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PMID:  22904102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The clinical presentation and imaging of venous congestive encephalopathy (VCE) can mimic several neurological conditions, making the diagnosis challenging. We report a patient with end stage renal disease on dialysis who presented with a right occipital infarction. The patient developed progressive encephalopathy and increased intracranial pressure. Extensive imaging, electroencephalography and serum analysis did not explain the cause of his infarction and progressive neurological deterioration. Finally, cerebral angiography and venography demonstrated severe generalized VCE due to arterial shunting from a right upper extremity arteriovenous graft (AVG) and an occluded right innominate venous trunk. The right arm shunt resulted in severe cerebral venous hypertension due to ipsilateral occlusion of the innominate venous trunk. After the AVG was repaired, the cerebral venous hypertension resolved and the patient returned to baseline.
Edgar A Samaniego; Kevin J Abrams; Guilherme Dabus; Rosanne Starr; Italo Linfante
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurointerventional surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-8486     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurointerv Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101517079     Medline TA:  J Neurointerv Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurointerventional Surgery, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida, USA.
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