Familial intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare. We describe a father and son both presenting in childhood with cerebral AVMs. Both patients underwent successful surgical extirpation of the AVM. Familial AVMs present at a young age and tend to be multiple, as was the case in one of our patients. Imaging of asymptomatic family members may detect previously undiagnosed AVMs, and we recommend screening of the relatives of patients with a strong family history of such lesions.
- Arteriovenous malformation, familial
- Magnetic resonance imaging