Turkish Neurosurgery 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 6
A Rare Case of Intracerebral Hemorrhage due to Arteriovenous Malformation Located at Petrous Portion of the Temporal Bone
Emre Cemal GOKCE1, Berker CEMIL1, Ismail KIRBAS2, Alper BOZKURT2, Bulent ERDOGAN1
1Turgut Ozal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Turgut Ozal University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.6163-12.2 Primary intraosseous arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are not infrequently encountered. We report a case of intraosseous arteriovenous malformation arising in the left temporal bone. A 51-year-old male patient presented with loss of conscious. Computerized tomography displayed hematoma measuring 4 cm in diameter in the left temporal lobe. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) showed that a temporal bone AVM supplied by all the branches of the external carotid artery and vertebral artery. Many treatment modalities can be considered for preoperative steps and/or for definitive treatment. We preferred embolisation for this vascular pathology. To the best of our knowledge this represents the first case of an intraosseous arteriovenous malformation located in the temporal bone. Keywords : Endovascular embolization, Intraosseous arteriovenous malformation, Temporal bone
Corresponding author : Emre Cemal Gokce, emrecemalgokce@yahoo.com