Imaging the spontaneous obliteration of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation using c-arm cone beam computed tomography: A case report

Maria Braileanu, Wuyang Yang, Justin Caplan, Judy Huang

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Abstract

Background: Spontaneous occlusion of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) without treatment is a rare occurrence Case Description: We report the case of a 56-year-old male who presented with aphasia and right hemiparesis secondary to intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage. Diagnostic digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and c-arm cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) demonstrated a 5 mm Spetzler-Martin Grade III left thalamic AVM drained by the internal cerebral vein. Subsequent DSA and CBCT studies confirmed the spontaneous obliteration of the AVM. Conclusions: In this case, CBCT provided high resolution imaging of the AVM. Future clinical use of CBCT as an adjunct to DSA may enhance the diagnostic and therapeutic imaging of vascular lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S399-S405
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • c-arm cone beam computed tomography
  • digital subtraction angiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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