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cerebral arteriovenous malformation


Monday 14 March 2005

cerebral vascular malformation; cerebral cavernous hemangioma

Digital cases

- Case 227 : Cerebral arteriovenous malformation



Predisposition syndromes

- autosomal dominant familial cerebral arteriovenous malformation
- hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) (MIM.187300)
- hereditary neurocutaneous angioma (MIM.106070)

Differential diagnosis

- cerebral cavernous malformations (MIM.116860) which are venous and usually arteriographically ’silent’.


- Cerebral arteriovenous malformation by Washington Deceit

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See also

- vascular dysplasias

  • arteriovenous malformation


- Friedlander RM. Clinical practice. Arteriovenous malformations of the brain. N Engl J Med. 2007 Jun 28;356(26):2704-12. PMID: 17596605