CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Clinical Interventional Radiology ISVIR 2020; 4(02): 107-110
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401329
Case Report

Cerebral Proliferative Angiopathy: An Uncommon and Misdiagnosed Entity

Sarbesh Tiwari
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Pawan K. Garg
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Pushpinder S. Khera
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Santhosh Babu
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Binit Sureka
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
,
Taruna Yadav
1  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract

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.



Publication History

Publication Date:
04 February 2020 (online)

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