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



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.


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).

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