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Developmental Venous Anomaly
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Developmental venous anomaly (DVA)
          • Synonyms

            • Venous angioma
          • Definitions

            • Congenital cerebral vascular malformation with angiogenically mature venous elements
            • May represent anatomic variant of otherwise normal venous drainage

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Angiographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Horsch S et al: Developmental venous anomaly in the newborn brain. Neuroradiology. Epub ahead of print, 2014
                                        2. Iv M et al: Association of developmental venous anomalies with perfusion abnormalities on arterial spin labeling and bolus perfusion-weighted imaging. J Neuroimaging. Epub ahead of print, 2014
                                        3. Jung HN et al: Diffusion and perfusion MRI findings of the signal-intensity abnormalities of brain associated with developmental venous anomaly. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Epub ahead of print, 2014
                                        4. Griffiths D et al: Thrombosis of a developmental venous anomaly causing venous infarction and pontine hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 22(8):e653-5, 2013
                                        5. Guhl S et al: Unusual mesencephalic developmental venous anomaly causing obstructive hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 8(4):407-10, 2011
                                        6. Oran I et al: Developmental venous anomaly (DVA) with arterial component: a rare cause of intracranial haemorrhage. Neuroradiology. 51(1):25-32, 2009
                                        7. Abla A et al: Developmental venous anomaly, cavernous malformation, and capillary telangiectasia: spectrum of a single disease. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 150(5):487-9; discussion 489, 2008
                                        8. Fushimi Y et al: A developmental venous anomaly presenting atypical findings on susceptibility-weighted imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 29(7):E56, 2008
                                        9. Pozzati E et al: The neurovascular triad: mixed cavernous, capillary, and venous malformations of the brainstem. J Neurosurg. 107(6):1113-9, 2007
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                                        References
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Developmental venous anomaly (DVA)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Venous angioma
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Congenital cerebral vascular malformation with angiogenically mature venous elements
                                                  • May represent anatomic variant of otherwise normal venous drainage

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Angiographic Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Horsch S et al: Developmental venous anomaly in the newborn brain. Neuroradiology. Epub ahead of print, 2014
                                                                              2. Iv M et al: Association of developmental venous anomalies with perfusion abnormalities on arterial spin labeling and bolus perfusion-weighted imaging. J Neuroimaging. Epub ahead of print, 2014
                                                                              3. Jung HN et al: Diffusion and perfusion MRI findings of the signal-intensity abnormalities of brain associated with developmental venous anomaly. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Epub ahead of print, 2014
                                                                              4. Griffiths D et al: Thrombosis of a developmental venous anomaly causing venous infarction and pontine hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 22(8):e653-5, 2013
                                                                              5. Guhl S et al: Unusual mesencephalic developmental venous anomaly causing obstructive hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 8(4):407-10, 2011
                                                                              6. Oran I et al: Developmental venous anomaly (DVA) with arterial component: a rare cause of intracranial haemorrhage. Neuroradiology. 51(1):25-32, 2009
                                                                              7. Abla A et al: Developmental venous anomaly, cavernous malformation, and capillary telangiectasia: spectrum of a single disease. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 150(5):487-9; discussion 489, 2008
                                                                              8. Fushimi Y et al: A developmental venous anomaly presenting atypical findings on susceptibility-weighted imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 29(7):E56, 2008
                                                                              9. Pozzati E et al: The neurovascular triad: mixed cavernous, capillary, and venous malformations of the brainstem. J Neurosurg. 107(6):1113-9, 2007