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Vascular Malformations 01

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Which of the following is most accurate regarding vascular malformations?

 
        A) Cavernous angiomas are usually incidental findings.
 
        B) Venous angiomas rarely become symptomatic.
 
        C) Arteriovenous malformations rarely become symptomatic.
 
        D) Capillary telangiectases have an initial presentation of focal epilepsy in 1/3 of cases.
 
        E) Cavernous angiomas are associated with a 2%-4% annual risk of acute hemorrhage.
 

 


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A) cavernous angiomas are usually incidental findings.

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The statement, "cavernous angiomas are usually incidental findings." is false.
cavernous angiomas have an initial presentation of focal epilepsy in 1/3 of cases, are abnormal collections of thin-walled vessels without intervening brain tissue, and are associated with a 1% annual risk of acute hemorrhage.  (See References)

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B) venous angiomas rarely become symptomatic.

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The statement, "venous angiomas rarely become symptomatic." is true.
venous angiomas rarely become symptomatic, are similar to varicose veins, and are dilated veins of the superficial or subcortical vasculature.  (See References)

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C) arteriovenous malformations rarely become symptomatic.

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The statement, "arteriovenous malformations rarely become symptomatic." is false.
arteriovenous malformations are associated with a 2/3 risk of clinically significant hemorrhage, are associated with a 2%-4% annual risk of acute hemorrhage, account for 1.5%-4% of all brain masses, have an initial presentation of cerebral hemorrhage in 50% of cases, and is a mass of thick-walled blood vessels of varying caliber.  (See References)

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D) capillary telangiectases have an initial presentation of focal epilepsy in 1/3 of cases.

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The statement, "capillary telangiectases have an initial presentation of focal epilepsy in 1/3 of cases." is false.
capillary telangiectases rarely become symptomatic, consist of dilated capillaries separated by normal brain tissue, and are usually incidental findings.  (See References)

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E) cavernous angiomas are associated with a 2%-4% annual risk of acute hemorrhage.

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The statement, "cavernous angiomas are associated with a 2%-4% annual risk of acute hemorrhage." is false.
cavernous angiomas have an initial presentation of focal epilepsy in 1/3 of cases, are abnormal collections of thin-walled vessels without intervening brain tissue, and are associated with a 1% annual risk of acute hemorrhage.  (See References)

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier, Philadelphia.
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