Turkish Neurosurgery 2010 , Vol 20 , Num 4
Diffuse Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation
İlker Solmaz, Halil Ibrahim SECER, Ozkan TEHLİ, Caglar TEMİZ, Yusuf İZCİ, Engin GONUL
GATA, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.2362-09.1 Diffuse cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare disorder of the brain and defined as diffuse infiltration of brain by complex vascular structures. It is usually associated with hereditary syndromes and presented with hemorrhage or seizure. We report a 20-year-old male patient who presented with drooping of the left eyelid. He had no skin lesion. The ophthalmological examination was within normal limits except periorbital bruit on oscultation. Radiological examination revealed a diffuse AVM comprising multiple arteriovenous shunts, draining bihemispherically through numerous dilated veins but without a typical arteriovenous malformation nidus. No hereditary disorder was detected. No treatment was performed and the patient is still under follow-up. Keywords : Diffuse arteriovenous malformation, Hereditary syndromes, Radiology
Corresponding author : İlker Solmaz, solmazilker@hotmail.com