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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 22, Issue 12, pp 1631–1633 | Cite as

Spontaneous isolated non-haemorrhagic thrombosis in a child with development venous anomaly: case report and review of the literature

  • A. Vieira SantosEmail author
  • P. Saraiva
Case Report

Abstract

Introduction

The natural history of developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) is said to be relatively benign.

Case report

We herein report the clinical case of a 9-year-old female child with sudden right hemiparesis. An ischaemic infarct secondary to an isolated spontaneous thrombosis of a DVA was diagnosed by brain magnetic resonance imaging, further confirmed by digital subtraction angiography.

Conclusion

Considering the therapeutic options, early diagnosis is mandatory.

Keywords

DVAs Ischemic venous infarct Rare MRI Cerebral angiography Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuroradiology DepartmentGarcia de Orta HospitalAlmadaPortugal

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