Cerebral venous angioma

Case contributed by Dr Pavan Borra


Chronic headache

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

A hyperdense enhancing curvilinear structure noted across right cerebellar peduncle draining small radiating vessels from the pons and bilateral cerebellum.

Case Discussion

Cerebral venous angioma (developmental venous anomaly) is the most common cerebral vascular malformation. It consists of an intraparenchymal tangle/cluster of dilated medullary veins converging on a single enlarged draining vein. It rarely bleeds.

Differential diagnosis: vascular malformation , venous varix

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Case information

rID: 69959
Published: 9th Aug 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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