Spontaneous thrombosis of developmental venous anomaly (DVA) with venous infarct and acute cerebellar ataxia

Amit Agarwal, Sangam Kanekar, Paul Kalapos, Kanupriya Vijay

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Abstract

Developmental venous anomaly (DVA), formally known as venous angioma, is a congenital anatomic variant of the venous drainage of the brain. Although they typically have a benign clinical course and a low symptomatic rate, thrombosis of a drainage vein may occur, leading to potentially debilitating complications. We report a unique case of spontaneous thrombosis of a posterior fossa developmental venous anomaly with cerebellar infarct in a 61-year-old man who presented with acute onset cerebellar ataxia. DVA thrombosis was well-depicted on CT and MR studies. Patient was put on anticoagulant therapy and complete recanalization was seen on follow-up imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Developmental venous anomaly
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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