Surgical resection of developmental venous anomaly causing massive intracerebral haemorrhage: a case report

Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Jan;28(1):116-8. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2013.815318. Epub 2013 Jul 10.


Abstract Cerebral developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) very rarely cause massive haematoma, but should be included in the differential diagnosis of atypical massive intracerebral haematoma (ICH). We describe a case of massive ICH caused only by a DVA and successfully treated by haematoma evacuation with surgical resection of the DVA.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / surgery*
  • Cerebral Veins / abnormalities
  • Cerebral Veins / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Veins / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
  • Radiography