Acta Neurologica Belgica

, Volume 117, Issue 1, pp 315–316 | Cite as

Brain developmental venous anomaly thrombosis

  • Aude Triquenot-Bagan
  • Axel Lebas
  • Ozlem Ozkul-Wermester
  • Evelyne Guégan-Massardier
  • Romain LefaucheurEmail author
A 62-year-old man was admitted for partial motor seizures and headaches. His medical history included arterial hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and migraine. Because of his migraine, he had received an MRI 4 years earlier on which a right frontal developmental venous anomaly (DVA) had been fortuitously discovered. At admission, the patient presented with headaches since 2 weeks, different from his usual migraine headaches. The headache was permanent, more painful, and not relieved by usual analgesics. He had no focal neurological deficits. Brain MRI (Fig.  1a–d) revealed a filling defect in the collecting vein of the known right frontal DVA with limited perifocal edema on FLAIR and intravascular hypointensity on T2*, compatible with the diagnosis of DVA thrombosis. Brain MRI revealed no additional vascular malformations. Standard biological data were normal. Extensive laboratory investigations revealed isolated elevate d-dimer (730 ng/ml; N < 500). Protein C, protein S,...


Developmental venous anomaly Thrombosis Brain Intracranial hemorrhage 



We thank Dr A. Lebas for his help to create brain MRI figure with his software JimboDicomviewer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aude Triquenot-Bagan
    • 1
  • Axel Lebas
    • 2
  • Ozlem Ozkul-Wermester
    • 1
  • Evelyne Guégan-Massardier
    • 1
  • Romain Lefaucheur
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRouen University HospitalRouen CedexFrance
  2. 2.Department of NeurophysiologyRouen University HospitalRouenFrance

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