Primary intraventricular haemorrhage: a rare presenting feature of arteriovenous malformation in children

J Indian Med Assoc. 2002 Apr;100(4):254-6.


Two cases of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the brain presented with primary intraventricular haemorrhage in eleven and thirteen years old children, respectively. The cases responded favourably to therapy with steroids, anti-epileptic drugs and therapeutic embolisation in the former. Though such presentation accounts for 3% of the adult intracranial bleeds secondary to AVM rupture, the same has not been reported in children.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Child
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications*
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy
  • Male