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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 mature venous elements
            • May represent anatomic variant of otherwise normal venous drainage

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Angiographic Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine 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. Brinjikji W et al: Cerebrofacial venous metameric syndrome-spectrum of imaging findings. Neuroradiology. 62(4):417-25, 2020
                                          2. Rinaldo L et al: Symptomatic developmental venous anomalies. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 162(5):1115-25, 2020
                                          3. Sagtas E et al: Multiparametric MRI evaluation of developmental venous anomalies in brain: Association with signal changes on FLAIR in patients with multiple sclerosis. Curr Med Imaging. ePub, 2020
                                          4. Silva AHD et al: Paediatric developmental venous anomalies (DVAs): how often do they bleed and where? Childs Nerv Syst. 36(7):1435-43, 2020
                                          5. Zafar A et al: Cerebral vascular malformations and their imaging modalities. Neurol Sci. ePub, 2020
                                          6. Choi Y et al: Relationship between abnormal hyperintensity on T2-weighted images around developmental venous anomalies and magnetic susceptibility of their collecting veins: In-vivo quantitative susceptibility mapping study. Korean J Radiol. 20(4):662-70, 2019
                                          7. Falconer RA et al: Unilateral hyperkinetic choreiform movements due to calcification of the putamen and caudate from an underlying developmental venous anomaly. Cureus. 11(1):e3990, 2019
                                          8. Assadsangabi R et al: Clinical manifestations and imaging findings of thrombosis of developmental venous anomalies. Clin Radiol. 73(11):985.e7-985.e12, 2018
                                          9. Brinjikji W et al: Facial venous malformations are associated with cerebral developmental venous anomalies. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 39(11):2103-7, 2018
                                          10. Manjila S et al: A review of extraaxial developmental venous anomalies of the brain involving dural venous flow or sinuses: persistent embryonic sinuses, sinus pericranii, venous varices or aneurysmal malformations, and enlarged emissary veins. Neurosurg Focus. 45(1):E9, 2018
                                          11. Rogers DM et al: The central vein: FLAIR signal abnormalities associated with developmental venous anomalies in patients with multiple sclerosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 39(11):2007-13, 2018
                                          12. Wetzel-Strong SE et al: The pathobiology of vascular malformations: insights from human and model organism genetics. J Pathol. 241(2):281-93, 2017
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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 mature venous elements
                                                    • May represent anatomic variant of otherwise normal venous drainage

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Angiographic Findings

                                                          • Nuclear Medicine 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. Brinjikji W et al: Cerebrofacial venous metameric syndrome-spectrum of imaging findings. Neuroradiology. 62(4):417-25, 2020
                                                                                  2. Rinaldo L et al: Symptomatic developmental venous anomalies. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 162(5):1115-25, 2020
                                                                                  3. Sagtas E et al: Multiparametric MRI evaluation of developmental venous anomalies in brain: Association with signal changes on FLAIR in patients with multiple sclerosis. Curr Med Imaging. ePub, 2020
                                                                                  4. Silva AHD et al: Paediatric developmental venous anomalies (DVAs): how often do they bleed and where? Childs Nerv Syst. 36(7):1435-43, 2020
                                                                                  5. Zafar A et al: Cerebral vascular malformations and their imaging modalities. Neurol Sci. ePub, 2020
                                                                                  6. Choi Y et al: Relationship between abnormal hyperintensity on T2-weighted images around developmental venous anomalies and magnetic susceptibility of their collecting veins: In-vivo quantitative susceptibility mapping study. Korean J Radiol. 20(4):662-70, 2019
                                                                                  7. Falconer RA et al: Unilateral hyperkinetic choreiform movements due to calcification of the putamen and caudate from an underlying developmental venous anomaly. Cureus. 11(1):e3990, 2019
                                                                                  8. Assadsangabi R et al: Clinical manifestations and imaging findings of thrombosis of developmental venous anomalies. Clin Radiol. 73(11):985.e7-985.e12, 2018
                                                                                  9. Brinjikji W et al: Facial venous malformations are associated with cerebral developmental venous anomalies. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 39(11):2103-7, 2018
                                                                                  10. Manjila S et al: A review of extraaxial developmental venous anomalies of the brain involving dural venous flow or sinuses: persistent embryonic sinuses, sinus pericranii, venous varices or aneurysmal malformations, and enlarged emissary veins. Neurosurg Focus. 45(1):E9, 2018
                                                                                  11. Rogers DM et al: The central vein: FLAIR signal abnormalities associated with developmental venous anomalies in patients with multiple sclerosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 39(11):2007-13, 2018
                                                                                  12. Wetzel-Strong SE et al: The pathobiology of vascular malformations: insights from human and model organism genetics. J Pathol. 241(2):281-93, 2017