Low-grade astrocytoma in the setting of a developmental venous anomaly.
Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are the most common type of cerebrovascular malformation and are considered benign. There are a few literature studies associating DVA with brain tumors, suggesting a possible underlying predisposition in these patients for tumor neogenesis. We report a 7-year-old female with a complex DVA who developed a low-grade astrocytoma in the opposite hemisphere. With analysis of a comprehensive solid tumor panel and imaging, we describe the possible association of an underlying susceptibility to neoplastic growth in the presence of a vascular malformation.
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Connors, M., Paden, W., Storm, P. B., Waanders, A. J., & Lang, S. S. (2020). Low-grade astrocytoma in the setting of a developmental venous anomaly. Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, 36(6), 1315–1318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-019-04426-3
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents