Cerebral Proliferative Angiopathy: An Uncommon and Misdiagnosed EntitySource(s) of Support None.
Cerebral proliferative angiopathy (CPA), previously known as diffuse nidus-type arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an entity distinct from cerebral AVM, characterized by multiple small arterial feeders, large-size nidus involving entire lobe or hemisphere, and no early draining veins with normal brain parenchyma interspersed between the abnormal vessels. It is usually seen in younger age group and is more common in females. We hereby report a case of diffuse cerebral proliferative angiopathy in a 29-year-old man who presented with intracranial hemorrhage. It is important to recognize this entity to avoid aggressive treatment, thus preventing permanent damage to the normal intermingled brain tissue.
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