Pyogenic cerebral abscess with discharging sinus complicating an embolized arteriovenous malformation

H. Pendarkar, T. Krishnamoorthy, S. Purkayastha, A. K. Gupta

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuroradiology
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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