Familial intracranial arteriovenous malformations: Case report and review of the literature

Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Richard Robertson, Marc S. Arginteanu, R. Michael Scott

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-213
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation, familial
  • Heredity
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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