Journal article

Delayed symptomatic haemorrhage from the remnants of a thalamic arteriovenous malformation after previous angiographic cure with radiotherapy

Paulina Majewska, Alpha Tsui, Alexios A Adamides

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2017

Abstract

In 1995 a 16-year old girl was diagnosed with a large left thalamic AVM that was considered unsuitable for microsurgical resection and was treated with radiotherapy twice, which led to angiographic cure. She re-presented 19 years after initial treatment with a symptomatic acute thalamic haemorrhage. Her digital subtraction angiography was negative for arterio-venous shunting. MRI/MRA showed cystic change with adjacent contrast enhancement in the region of the previously irradiated arteriovenous malformation. The patient underwent an interhemispheric transcallosal resection of the left thalamic haemorrhagic lesion via a contralateral craniotomy. Intra-operatively there was a cystic cavity fil..

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