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Malformación arteriovenosa cerebral - Symptom

Nombres alternativos

MAV cerebral

Síntomas:

En aproximadamente la mitad de los pacientes con malformaciones arteriovenosas, los primeros síntomas son los de un accidente cerebrovascular causado por el sangrado dentro del cerebro.

Los síntomas de una MAV que no haya sangrado abarcan:

Signos y exámenes:

Se requieren un examen físico y una evaluación neurológica completa, pero pueden ser totalmente normales.

Los exámenes que se pueden utilizar para diagnosticar la MAV son:

  • Reviewed last on: 11/4/2010
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Selman WR, Blackham K, Tarr RW, Ratcheson RA. Vascular diseases of the nervous system: Vascular malformations. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel Gm, Jankovic J, eds. Bradley: Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier; 2008:chap 55D.

Zivin JA. Hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 237:chap 432.

Brown RD Jr. Unruptured brain AVMs: To treat or not to treat. Lancet Neurol. 2008;7:195-196.

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