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Author Pendarkar, Hima S. ♦ Krishnamoorthy, T. ♦ Purkayastha, S. ♦ Gupta, A. K.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Neuroradiology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgical Procedures, Operative ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Neurosurgery
Abstract Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are treated with endovascular embolization either as a definitive treatment or as an adjunct to surgery or stereotactic radiotherapy. Complications of AVM embolization are well known but infection of the embolised AVM nidus is extremely rare. On Pubmed search we found only a single case report of an infected brain AVM after embolization. We report a case of pyogenic cerebral abscess with superior sagittal sinus extension complicating an embolised AVM and discuss the possible etiopathogenesis.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 2
Page Count 6
Starting Page 133
Ending Page 138