Intracerebral arteriovenous fistulas associated with intraparenchymal varix in childhood: Case reports

S. L. Barnwell, S. F. Ciricillo, V. V. Halbach, M. S.B. Edwards, P. H. Cogen

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Abstract

This report describes three children, each of whom developed an unusual malformation consisting of one or more intracerebral arteriovenous fistulas and a large intraparenchymal venous varix. Their clinical symptoms were similar to those produced by aneurysms of the vein of Galen: increasing head circumference, seizures, hemorrhage, and developmental delay. We treated each child with endovascular embolization and/or surgery and obtained complete closure of all fistulas without mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Keywords

  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Embolization
  • Intracranial varix
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Barnwell, S. L., Ciricillo, S. F., Halbach, V. V., Edwards, M. S. B., & Cogen, P. H. (1990). Intracerebral arteriovenous fistulas associated with intraparenchymal varix in childhood: Case reports. Neurosurgery, 26(1), 122-125. https://doi.org/10.1227/00006123-199001000-00017