Arteriovenous malformation in a patient with Bannayan--Zonana syndrome

Clin Imaging. Mar-Apr 2001;25(2):130-2. doi: 10.1016/s0899-7071(01)00241-8.


Bannayan-Zonana syndrome (BZS) is a genetic disorder with autosomal dominant inheritance characterized by macrocephaly and multiple hamartomas of mesodermal origin. Here we present a patient with BZS manifested by many of the classic features, as well as a high-flow upper extremity arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Although this rare syndrome was initially described in 1971, to our knowledge, this is the first report showing an association of AVM with BZS and the first report of this syndrome in the radiologic literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
  • Arm / blood supply*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
  • Hamartoma / complications
  • Hamartoma / diagnosis
  • Head / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography / methods*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / complications
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Syndrome
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods