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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-110

Brain stem arteriovenous malformations: Was preoperative diagnosis possible in this case?


Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Amit Agrawal
Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore - 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_111_17

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Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) involving brain stem in children are uncommon. These lesions usually present as hemorrhage as the first manifestation. When these lesions present both clinically and radiologically as a mass lesion without hemorrhage, it is very difficult to make a preoperative diagnosis of AVM as in the present case. With sophisticated imaging modalities, it may be possible to suspect this diagnosis; however, with limited facilities still, it will be difficult to approach these lesions as in present case.


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