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

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.

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Vieira Santos, A., Saraiva, P. Spontaneous isolated non-haemorrhagic thrombosis in a child with development venous anomaly: case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst 22, 1631–1633 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-006-0159-7

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Keywords

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