Developmental venous anomaly - pons

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Single axial MIP image demonstrating curvilinear,  brilliantly enhancing, branching structures seen in the right cerebellum and the pons. 

Case Discussion

This DVA courses through the pons, with a second DVA in the right cerebellar hemisphere.

Developmental venous anomaly (DVA), also known as cerebral venous angioma, is a congenital malformation of veins which drain normal brain. They were thought to be rare before cross-sectional imaging but are now recognized as being the most common cerebral vascular malformation, accounting for ~55% of all such lesions.

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Case information

rID: 3221
Published: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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