[A case report of Lhermitte-Duclos disease with systematic AVMs]

No To Shinkei. 2003 Mar;55(3):251-5.
[Article in Japanese]


We report a case of Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD) with huge AVMs of left extremities. The patient is a 46-year-old woman, who was identified heart failure due to AVMs at 13 years old and underwent amputation of left arm and several embolizations for AVM of left leg. Following a loss of consciousness, she was admitted to our hospital at 46 years old. CT scan showed a low-density area in the vermis of cerebellum. MR imaging showed a tumor with characteristic parallel linear striation. She was treated with partial resection of tumor. Pathological findings were dysplastic gangliocytoma. She was diagnosed LDD by MR imaging and pathological findings. Some reports describe an association between LDD and Cowden disease. On the other hand, there are reports of an association between Cowden disease and AVM. However, to our knowledge, there is no report of an association between LDD and AVM. Although this case didn't be revealed an association with Cowden disease, we believe that this case is a very interesting one henceforth suggesting the association between LDD, Cowden disease, and AVM.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Malformations / complications*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Ganglioneuroma / diagnosis
  • Ganglioneuroma / etiology*
  • Ganglioneuroma / pathology
  • Hamartoma Syndrome, Multiple / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Leg / blood supply*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed