Multiple cerebral angiomas and Rendu-Osler-Weber disease: case report

Neurosurgery. 1991 Oct;29(4):599-602. doi: 10.1097/00006123-199110000-00020.


A 25-year-old man was hospitalized after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Arteriograms disclosed two arteriovenous malformations, one of which was asymptomatic. Rendu-Osler-Weber disease was suspected because of the concomitant existence of cutaneous telangiectases. Review of the literature shows that in 12 previously published cases involving multiple arteriovenous malformations, this diagnosis was established five times. The indications for surgical treatment are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
  • Male
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications*
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / diagnosis
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / surgery