Pure arterial malformations of the brain are rare vascular lesions.
We present a 10-year-old healthy boy who presented with an incidental finding of pure arterial malformation.
Our case seems to represent the second description of pure arterial malformation discovered incidentally in a child.
We review the clinical presentation, angiographic findings, and management of our case in the context of other reported pediatric cases.
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Thatikunta, M., Raman, N.V., Zieles, K.N. et al. An incidental pure arterial malformation in a child: case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-020-04539-0
- Arterial malformation
- Pediatric neurosurgery