Tumefactive cyst with a vascular blush as a late complication after combined embolization and stereotactic radiosurgery treatments for a cerebral arteriovenous malformation

M. L. Wolak, E. C. Murphy, S. Z. Powell

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Abstract

Cyst formation is a recognized late complication after stereotactic radiosurgery for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). We report on a patient with delayed cyst formation after combined embolization and stereotactic radiosurgery treatments for a cerebral AVM. The true nature of the cyst was complicated by tumefactive magnetic resonance MR imaging characteristics. The tumefactive cyst was associated with an additional imaging finding suggestive of a neoplastic lesion - a 'blush' on conventional angiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-712
Number of pages8
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume149
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Embolization
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Tumefactive cyst
  • Vascular blush

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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