Hydrocephalus secondary to hydrodynamic disequilibrium in an adult patient with a choroidal-type arteriovenous malformation.

Julius Ebinu, C. C. Matouk, M. C. Wallace, K. G. Terbrugge, T. Krings

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Abstract

We describe an adult patient with an unruptured choroidal-type arteriovenous malformation (AVM) associated with progressive hydrocephalus. There was no evidence of mechanical obstruction of the ventricular system by the AVM nidus itself or a draining vein. However significant reflux into periventricular and transmedullary veins was demonstrated. Following partial targeted embolization of the AVM, no further reflux was observed, the patient's clinical deficits resolved, and the hydrocephalus improved. We suggest a hydrodynamic disorder as a potential pathomechanism of hydrocephalus in this adult patient with an unruptured AVM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
JournalInterventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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