Recurrence of a paediatric arteriovenous malformation 9 years postcomplete excision: case report and review of literature

Claire McCarthy, Chandrasekaran Kaliaperumal, Michael O'Sullivan

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Abstract / Description of output

Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a common congenital vascular anomaly, which often present in both children and adults. Surgery is considered curative once postoperative angiography confirms the absence of vessels. We describe a 6-year-old girl, who had a Spetzler-Martin Grade II AVM resected successfully, in which a recurrent AVM was detected on routine follow-up over 9 years post excision. The aetiopathogenesis of this rare occurrence with a review of literature is discussed. Long-term postoperative follow-up in the form of MRI/MR angiogram is recommended for all fully resected AVMs in the paediatric age group, anticipating the possibility of future recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Recurrence

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