Рентгенология & Радиология, 2014, LIII 61-64

Complex arteriovenous malformation – a case report

S. Sirakov, B. Kamenov, M. Penkov, M. Marinov
Abstract.

AVMs are composed of a network of channels interposed between feeding arteries and draining veins, without any direct shunt. Two different anatomic types of nidus may be more or less differentiated: The most frequent clinical presentations of brain AVMs are hemorrhage, seizure, chronic headache, and focal deficits not related to hemorrhage. We show a case of 27 years old female came to the hospital in heavy condition with subarahnoid haemorrhage Fisher 4. She had a history of 4 surgical operation of brain AVM in the last 10 years, without significant reduction of the malformation. After discussion of multidisciplinary team, of neuroradiologist and neurosurgenon was decided to be perform endovascular embolization, because of the better outcome for the patient. We performed endovascular treatment of the AVM with achieving subtotal embolization of malformation (90%). The patient recovery completely after 22 days and went home. For the next 18 months follow up there is no data of accidents for the patient.

key words: ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION. SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE. ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT. EMBOLIZATION