Arteriovenous Malformation Presenting as Symptomatic, Enlarging and Contrast-Enhancing Mass 12 Years After Being Treated with Embolization and Radiotherapy

Brannan E. O'Neill, Kutluay Uluc, Matthew D. Wood, Jerry Jaboin, Justin S. Cetas, Jeremy Ciporen, Aclan Dogan

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Abstract

Background: Gross total resection of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the central nervous system confirmed by formal angiography is accepted as a cure for patients. In some cases, this may not be possible. Even though in these cases other treatment modalities such as endovascular embolization and radiotherapy can be used, long-term follow-up is lacking in the literature. Case Description: Here we report a case of a 57-year-old woman with history of a right-sided parieto-occipital/periatrial AVM, initially treated with a combination of endovascular embolization and radiotherapy. Conclusions: The patient subsequently presented (12 years later) with a symptomatic, enlarging, contrast-enhancing mass at the same location that was angiographically occult but ultimately proven to be an AVM on a background of reactive changes on pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume134
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Avascular
  • AVM
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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