Evidence of acute demyelination around a developmental venous anomaly: magnetic resonance imaging findings

Invest Radiol. 1997 Sep;32(9):575-7. doi: 10.1097/00004424-199709000-00010.


The authors report on the occurrence of a focal demyelination showing a mass effect around a developmental venous anomaly in the cerebellum. Because the latter presented as a single lesion, the differentiation from intraparenchymal neoplasms or infarction was difficult. Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging and histology from a biopsy specimen give useful information to find the appropriate diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Angiography
  • Biopsy
  • Cerebellum / blood supply*
  • Demyelinating Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Demyelinating Diseases / drug therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged


  • Glucocorticoids