Developmental venous anomaly

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


h/o recurrent seizures

Patient Data

Age: 10 yrs
Gender: Male
Race: Indian/Pakistani

The FLAIR images are apparently normal.

post contrast images show enhancing cortical venous tributaries in left parietal cortex converging into a large draining vein (yellow arrows) that further drains into a subependymal vein.

no evidence of ischemia or edema seen.

Case Discussion

Developmental venous anomalies(DVA) aka venous angioma represent variations of normal venous drainage rather than true malformations.

usually asymptomatic

consist of tortuous tributary veins that converge on an enlarged draining vein giving a "caput medusae" appearance.

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Case information

rID: 18145
Published: 13th Jun 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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