Cerebral Proliferative Angiopathy: A Rare Type of Cerebral Vascular Malformation

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JCH Tse, TF Lee, BMH Lai, SY Luk, KW Leung, WC Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:192-5

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816833

Cerebral proliferative angiopathy is a rare type of cerebral vascular malformation. It shows distinct angiomorphological features with a clinical presentation that differs to that of classic arteriovenous malformation of the brain. We describe a 15-year-old girl who presented with recurrent headache and limb weakness. A subsequent angiographic diagnosis of cerebral proliferative angiopathy was made. The clinical features, pathophysiology, and treatment of this condition are reviewed.


Author affiliation(s):
JCH Tse, TF Lee, BMH Lai, SY Luk, KW Leung, WC Wong: Department of Radiology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong