Journal article

Pediatric dural arteriovenous malformations Report of 3 cases

Shaun P Appaduray, James AJ King, Alison Wray, Patrick Lo, Wirginia Maixner

Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics | AMER ASSOC NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS | Published : 2014

Abstract

Pediatric dural arteriovenous malformations (dAVMs) are rare lesions that have a high mortality rate and require complex management. The authors report 3 cases of pediatric dAVMs that presented with macrocrania and extracranial venous distension. Dural sinus thrombosis developed in 2 of the cases prior to any intervention, which is an unusual occurrence for this particular disease. All 3 cases were treated using staged endovascular embolization with a favorable outcome in 1 case and a poor outcome in the other 2 cases. Complications developed in all cases and included dural sinus thrombosis, parenchymal hemorrhage, intracranial venous hypertension, and seizures. The strategies and challenges..

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