Imaging Venous Angiomas

F. Allan Midyett1, Suresh Mukherji2, Laurie Fisher3

1 VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, 2 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 3 Siemens Uptime Service Center, Cary, North Carolina
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A2.3
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia0203s9
Online Posting Date:  August, 2003
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Abstract

Chapter A2.3 discusses non‐invasive cerebral venous imaging for those patients thought to have venous angiomas using Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV) and MRI. Use of specific protocols is described.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Venous Angiomas
  • Commentary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Materials

Basic Protocol 1: Venous Angiomas

  Materials
  • Normal saline (0.9% NaCl)
  • Sterile extravascular contrast agent (e.g., Magnevist, Ominiscan, Prohance)
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Figures

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Literature Cited

   Dillon, W.P. 1997. Cryptic vascular malformations: Controversies in terminology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment. Am. J. Neuroroentgenol. 18:1839‐1846.
   Fischbein, N.J., Dillon, W.P., and Barkovich, A.J. 2000. Teaching Atlas of Brain Imaging, pp. 282‐285. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York.
   Glendhill, K., Moore, K.R., Jacobs, M., and Orrison, W.W. Jr., 2000. Chapter 21. In Neuroimaging (W.W. Orrison, Jr., ed.) pp.750‐752. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia.
   Rigamonti, D., Spetzler, R.F., Medina, M., et al. 1998. Cerebral venous malformations. J. Neurosurg. 73:560‐564.
   Rothfus, W.E., Albright, A.L, Caey, K.F., et al. 1984. Cerebellar venous angioma: “Benign” entity?. Am. J. Neuroroentgenol. 5:61‐66.
   Shellock, F.G. 2001. Pocket Guide to MR Procedures and Metallic Objects. Lippincott‐Raven, Philadelphia.
   Truwit, C.L. 1992. Venous angioma of the brain: History, significance, and imaging findings. Am. J. Roentgenol. 159:1299‐1307.
Key References
   Dillon, 1997. See above.
  The author presents a broad overview of intracranial vascular malformations with regard to terminology, diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment. Like opening Pandora's box we find things are more complicated than we had first thought.
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