Scalp arteriovenous malformations

Satyanarayana N. Shenoy, A. Raja

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Abstract

Aims: We discuss our experience with the surgical management of scalp vascular malformation and review the literature on the subject. Settings and Design: A prospective case-control study of eight patients with scalp vascular malformations admitted to our hospital between 1997 and 2002. Methods and Materials: All the patients were investigated with selective internal and external carotid angiography. Depending upon the origin of feeding arteries, the scalp vascular malformations were classified into two categories: Group I: the primary scalp arteriovenous malformations and Group II: secondary venous dilatations. Six patients belonged to Group I and two patients were in Group II. Results: Five patients belonging to Group I underwent successful excision of the arteriovenous malformation. There was no recurrence in this group. Of the two patients in Group II, one patient who had scalp vascular dilatation simulating a primary scalp vascular malformation underwent excision of the lesion. This patient developed severe postoperative brain edema and died. Conclusions: Primary scalp vascular malformation can be excised safely. However, excision of secondary scalp venous dilatation without treatment of the intracranial component can be dangerous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology India
Volume52
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2004
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Shenoy, S. N., & Raja, A. (2004). Scalp arteriovenous malformations. Neurology India, 52(4), 478-481.