Developmental venous anomaly, cavernous malformation, and capillary telangiectasia: spectrum of a single disease.

Acta neurochirurgica

PubMedID: 18351283

Abla A, Wait SD, Uschold T, Lekovic GP, Spetzler RF. Developmental venous anomaly, cavernous malformation, and capillary telangiectasia: spectrum of a single disease. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2008;150(5):487-9; discussion 489.
Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs), cavernous malformations, and capillary telangiectasias are related vascular malformations of the central nervous system. Mixed lesions of the central nervous system vasculature have been reported in a host of combinations, including many possible concomitant combinations of cavernous malformations, venous anomalies, capillary telangiectasias, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). We describe the natural history of disease in a female with developmental venous anomaly, cavernous malformation, and capillary telangiectasias appearing in sequence.