Hydrocephalus and Spasticity in Motor Area AVM, a Case Report
Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 6-10
Received: Feb. 25, 2019; Accepted: Apr. 8, 2019; Published: May 15, 2019
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Veranis Sotiri, Neurosurgical Department, 251 General Air Force and Reserve Hospital, Athens, Greece
Papageorgiou Demetrios, Neurosurgical Department, 251 General Air Force and Reserve Hospital, Athens, Greece
Mpazinas Theodoros, Neurointernvantional Unit, 251 General Air Force and Reserve Hospital, Athens, Greece
Lagios Konstantinos, Neurointernvantional Unit, 251 General Air Force and Reserve Hospital, Athens, Greece
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Obstructive hydrocephalus is a rare complication of brain AVM’s. It usually diagnosed because of posterior fossa AVM’s. This article is about a case of a 40-year-old female patient suffering from a right fronto-parietal unruptured grade IV AVM located in the central sulcus who developed obstructive hydrocephalus and worsening of left sided weakness and spasticity. The AVM has been embolized twice in the past and no further treatment was offered because of the adjacent motor cortex and concerns of permanent neurological damage. Patient was treated with navigated ventricular-peritoneal shunt with a programmable valve. Interestingly there was an improvement of spasticity and weakness.
Hydrocephalus, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spasticity, Motor Cortex
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Veranis Sotiri, Papageorgiou Demetrios, Mpazinas Theodoros, Lagios Konstantinos, Hydrocephalus and Spasticity in Motor Area AVM, a Case Report, Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 6-10. doi: 10.11648/j.cnn.20190301.12
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