Appearance of venous malformations on magnetic resonance imaging

D. Rigamonti, R. F. Spetzler, B. P. Drayer, W. M. Bojanowski, J. Hodak, K. H. Rigamonti, K. Plenge, M. Powers, H. Rekate

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The magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearance of venous malformations, all angiographically verified, was evaluated in 11 patients. A venous malformation is characteristically depicted as a tubular area of decreased signal intensity in the white matter of the brain. In one patient, a histologically verified cavernous malformation was also present with a characteristic mixed signal-intensity core on the T2-weighted MR images. Care should be used when evaluating venous angiomas to exclude the presence of a lesion with associated prominent venous drainage, such as a glioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-539
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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