Differential diagnosis in encephalic vascular malformation in a child – case report
Abstract in English

David Gonçalves Nordon, Sandro Blasi Esposito, Maria Carolina Loureiro

Abstract


AIMS: To report a case of encephalic venous malformation, which is not commonly described in the literature, despite its importance as one of the main differential diagnosis in intracranial hemorrhage in children.
CASE DESCRIPTION: A five-year old girl presented chronic headache and had the first episode of seizure. Possible intracranial alterations were investigated as etiological factors, and an alteration in the Labbé vein was identified, possibly associated to a cavernoma in the left temporal region, which caused the hemorrhage.
CONCLUSIONS: Primary seizures and headaches are relatively common in children. However, secondary seizures such as those caused by hemorrhage, despite being less common, must be suspected and investigated, as they may lead to severe complications.

Keywords


INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; CEREBRAL VEINS; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; DIAGNOSIS, DIFFERENTIAL; EPILEPSY; CHILD; CASE REPORTS.



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