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Arterial venous malformation

F Heran Dreyfus, O Galatoire, P Koskas, F Lafitte, E Nau, O Bergès
Orbito-palpebral vascular pathology represents 10% of all the diseases of this area. The lesion may be discovered during a brain CT scan or MRI, or because it causes clinical symptoms such as orbital mass, visual or oculomotor alteration, pain, proptosis, or acute bleeding due to a complication of the lesion (hemorrhage, thrombosis). We present these lesions using an anatomical, clinical, imaging and therapeutic approach. We distinguish four different entities. Vascular tumors have common imaging characteristics (hypersignal on T2 sequence, contrast enhancement, abnormal vascularization well depicted with ultrasound and Doppler, and possible bleeding)...
October 18, 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Klaus-Peter Stein, Isabel Wanke, Neriman Oezkan, Yuan Zhu, I Erol Sandalcioglu, Michael Forsting, Ulrich Sure
BACKGROUND: Multiple AVMs are exceptionally rare lesions and only a few larger series have been published, including other vascular pathologies, such as arterio-venous fistulae (AVF) or patients with hereditary syndromes. Our study presents clinical, angiographic, and therapeutic characteristics of patients harboring sporadic multiple AVMs. METHODS: Basic demographic data, vascular architecture, clinical presentation, treatment strategies, and treatment outcome were analyzed retrospectively from patients with cerebral AVMs treated in our department between 1990 and 2015...
October 20, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Tilman Schubert, Yijing Wu, Kevin M Johnson, Oliver Wieben, Jane Maksimovic, Charles Mistretta, Patrick Turski
OBJECTIVES: Time-of-arrival (TOA) maps can be derived from high-resolution 4-dimensional (4D) contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) data sets to provide a quantitative description of contrast material arrival time in each voxel. This information can further be processed to create a compressed time evolution curve that virtually shortens the contrast bolus (virtual bolus [VB]). The purpose of this project was to determine whether TOA-enhanced 4D MRA and/or VB imaging improve the display of contrast kinetics in patients with vascular disease...
November 2016: Investigative Radiology
Lucas Elijovich, Asim F Choudhri, Adam S Arthur, Paul Klimo, Frederick A Boop, Alejandro Berenstein
In 1976 an infant boy initially presented with a choroidal vein of Galen malformation (cVOGM). Craniotomy and clipping of the anterior cerebral artery and posterior choroidal arteries was performed, which was reported in the literature 40 years ago. The patient remained asymptomatic until age 42 when he re-presented with an isolated intraventricular hemorrhage. Angiography demonstrated cVOGM with venous sinus occlusive disease leading to venous hypertension and subsequent intraventricular hemorrhage. The angiogram also demonstrated a 'pseudo-nidus' composed of multiple arterial-to-arterial anastomoses that had developed as a result of the original surgical treatment...
October 4, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Chih-Shin Lin, Yung-Song Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin, Ching-Feng Lien, Ching-Feng Liu
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a structural vascular abnormality in which the arterial vasculature connects with the venous vasculature without capillary connections. AVM confined to the nasal cavity is considerably rare. Blurred vision can be one of the associated symptoms. A combined approach of complete surgical resection with prior superselective embolization is the treatment of choice. Following resection, the reconstruction of facial defects, particularly in the nasal area, is challenging. The present study reports the rare case of a patient with an AVM in the nasal cavity, in which embolization, resection and flap reconstruction were performed...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Yu-Ching Cheng, Hung-Chieh Chen, Chen-Hao Wu, Yi-Ying Wu, Ming-His Sun, Wen-Hsien Chen, Jyh-Wen Chai, Clayton Chi-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Traditional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is currently the gold standard diagnostic method for the diagnosis and evaluation of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze different less invasive magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) images, time-resolved MRA (TR-MRA) and three-dimensional time-of-flight MRA (3D TOF MRA) to identify their diagnostic accuracy and to determine which approach is most similar to DSA...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
Aqueel H Pabaney, Richard A Rammo, Rizwan A Tahir, Donald Seyfried
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) are hypothesized to be static, congenital lesions developing as early as 4 weeks of fetal life. New literature has shown that AVMs may represent dynamic and reactive vascular lesions arising from cerebral infarction, inflammation, or trauma. A literature search reveals 17 previously reported cases of new AVM formation after previous negative imaging studies. This reactive development or "second hit" theory suggests that at a molecular level, growth factors may play a vital role in aberrant angiogenesis and maturation of an arterio-venous fistula into an AVM...
September 23, 2016: World Neurosurgery
M L P Portegies, P J Koudstaal, M A Ikram
With 16.9 million people who suffered a first-ever stroke in 2010 worldwide, stroke is a very common vascular disease. Epidemiologic studies have played an essential role in assessing this burden and in detecting the risk factors for stroke. Primary prevention of these risk factors, primarily hypertension, smoking, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation, has reduced the incidence in high-income countries. However, stroke remains a major cause of death and disability, and therefore research should be continued. Subarachnoid hemorrhages are less prevalent than strokes but have an even higher risk of death...
2016: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Alessandro Della Puppa, Renato Scienza
OBJECT: The authors report their personal experience with brain arterio-venous malformations (bAVMs) surgery with a multimodal flow-assisted approach. METHODS: Data from patients who consecutively underwent bAVM resection with the assistance of indocyanine green video-angiography (ICG-VA), micro-flow probe flowmetry, and temporary arterial clipping test under intra-operative monitoring, were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Twenty seven patients were enrolled in the study...
2016: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Muhammad Sohail, Muhammad Mustehsan Bashir, Hamid Hussain Ansari, Farid Ahmad Khan, Noreen Assumame, Nukhbat Ullah Awan, Asad Aizaz Chatha
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics and outcome of management of vascular malformations of lip. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit, King Edward Medical University, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, from January 2009 to December 2013. METHODS: A prospective case series of 38 patients with vascular malformation of lip was performed. Demographic information and clinical features were noted. Treatment employed, complications, functional, and cosmetic outcome were recorded...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Oliver C Burdall, Tassos Grammatikopoulos, Maria Sellars, Nedim Hadzic, Mark Davenport
A link between congenital vascular malformation (CVM) of the liver and Trisomy 21 has been suggested. We reviewed all children with Trisomy 21 referred for investigation to a specialist paediatric hepatobiliary unit (1985-2015).Forty-five children with Trisomy 21 were identified; 7 (15%) had a defined CVMs (4 female). All such infants were also diagnosed with a range of cardiac defects. CVMs were divided according to the nature of the vascular connection.Group (i) (n = 3) Abnormal veno-venous anomaly. This included porto-caval shunt and patent ductus venosus (n = 2)...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Yasmeen Khatib, Madhura Dande, Richa D Patel, Vinod Gite
Vascular malformations (VMs) are structural malformations of vascular development causing soft tissue abnormality with functional and esthetic impairment. They are named by their predominant vessel type as arterial, venous, lymphatic or mixed types. VMs of the parotid gland are extremely rare and constitute a distinct entity of parotid pathology that requires specific diagnostic tools and management. Till 2013, only fifty cases of VMs of the parotid have been described in the literature. We present a case of a venolymphatic malformation of the parotid gland extending into the parapharyngeal space in a 21-year-old male who presented with a swelling on the left side of the face extending into the neck...
May 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Harsha Narayanamurthy, Sarah El-Badawy, William Mukonoweshuro, Peter Whitfield
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant condition caused by a mutation on chromosome 17. Vascular abnormalities are recognised complications of NF1. These include aneurysms, stenoses, arteriovenous malformations, fistulae, etc. We report the case of a young gentleman with NF1 with a spontaneous cervical bleed from an arteriovenous fistula arising from the left vertebral artery, and illustrate the various management options and difficulties arising from rapid fistula formation.
September 6, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Sophia F Shakur, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Hassan Mostafa, Victor A Aletich, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
The role that hemodynamics plays in the pathophysiology of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) hemorrhage remains unclear. Here, we examine the relationship of pulsatility and resistance indices to AVM angioarchitectural features and hemorrhage. Records of patients with cerebral AVMs evaluated at our institution between 2007-2014 and with flows obtained before treatment using quantitative magnetic resonance angiography (QMRA) were retrospectively reviewed. Flow volume rate and flow velocity were measured in primary arterial feeders and compared to their contralateral counterparts...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
David Bervini, Michael Kerin Morgan, Marcus Andrew Stoodley, Gillian Ziona Heller
OBJECTIVE The occurrence of transdural arterial recruitment (TDAR) in association with brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM) is uncommon, and the reason for TDAR is not understood. The aim of this cohort study was to examine patient and bAVM characteristics associated with TDAR and the implications of TDAR on management. METHODS A prospective surgical database of bAVMs was examined. Cases previously treated elsewhere or incompletely examined by digital subtraction angiography (DSA) assessment were excluded...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Thomas Henzler, Nils Vogler, Bettina Lange, Franz Dally, Mathias Meyer, Stefan O Schoenberg, Maliha Sadick
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic value and radiation dose of time-resolved CT-Angiography (4D-CTA) in pediatric patients with venous malformations using 3rd generation dual-source CT (DSCT) at 70 kVp tube voltage. METHODS: Between November 2014 and August 2015, seven children (2 male, 5 female; median age, 9 years; range 3-12 years) with suspected peripheral, non-cerebral, venous malformations were included in this feasibility study and underwent US, MRI and 4D-CTA...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
Shouhei Noshiro, Takeshi Mikami, Yuko Kataoka-Sasaki, Masanori Sasaki, Kazuo Hashi, Shunya Ohtaki, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Nobuhiro Mikuni, Jeffery D Kocsis, Osamu Honmou
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are congenital abnormal vessels that shunt blood directly from the arterial to the venous system without a capillary bed. The underlying pathology of AVMs is not fully understood. The objective of the study was to determine the association between the expression patterns of tissue factor (TF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in AVMs with clinical and pathological findings. Eighteen cases of sporadic AVM with operative specimens were included in this study. The expression of messenger RNA (mRNA) of TF and IL-6 was assayed, and association with clinical factors was investigated...
August 19, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
Marla N Jahnke
Vascular lesions in childhood are comprised of vascular tumors and vascular malformations. Vascular tumors encompass neoplasms of the vascular system, of which infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common. Vascular malformations, on the other hand, consist of lesions due to anomalous development of the vascular system, including the capillary, venous, arterial, and lymphatic systems. Capillary malformations represent the most frequent type of vascular malformation. IHs and vascular malformations tend to follow relatively predictable growth patterns in that IHs grow then involute during early childhood, whereas vascular malformations tend to exhibit little change...
August 1, 2016: Pediatric Annals
Helen Williams
It is proposed that negative central nervous system (CNS) pressure is one of the filling mechanisms of the fluid spaces of the CNS. Negative CNS pressure is caused by the combination of gravitational force and body movement. The venous system imposes pressure fluctuations on the CNS due to changes in posture and body cavity pressure. It is proposed here that filling of veins, arteries and cerebrospinal (CSF) spaces are all assisted by negative CNS pressure. Hyperemia in the CNS in response to pressure changes with movement was described in the first part of this hypothesis...
September 2016: Medical Hypotheses
Igor Banzic, Milos Brankovic, Živan Maksimović, Lazar Davidović, Miroslav Marković, Zoran Rančić
OBJECTIVES: Parkes Weber syndrome is a congenital vascular malformation which consists of capillary malformation, venous malformation, lymphatic malformation, and arteriovenous malformation. Although Parkes Weber syndrome is a clinically distinctive entity with serious complications, it is still frequently misdiagnosed as Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome that consists of the triad capillary malformation, venous malformation, and lymphatic malformation. METHODS: We performed a systematic review investigating clinical, diagnostic, and treatment modalities of Parkes Weber syndrome (PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases)...
August 9, 2016: Phlebology
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