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Cerebral arteriovenous malformation presenting as visual deterioration in a child

  • Lesley C Kaye (a1), Stephen B Kaye (a1), Ruby Lagnado (a1), Anne Boothroyd (a1), Clare Morton (a1) and Paul May (a1)...

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A rare case of visual loss as the presenting feature of a central arteriovenous malformation involving the vein of Galen is reported. A 5-year-old girl with a history of deteriorating vision for the past 6 months was examined. Ocular examination showed a left hemianopia, left optic atrophy, and dilated vessels of the right optic disc. MRI revealed a massive deep-seated central arteriovenous malformation involving the vein of Galen. The mechanism of visual loss is likely to be a combination of ischaemic optic atrophy associated with a steal phenomenon and direct compression of the right optic radiation.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Eaton Road, Alder Hey, Liverpool L12 2AP, UK.

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Cerebral arteriovenous malformation presenting as visual deterioration in a child

  • Lesley C Kaye (a1), Stephen B Kaye (a1), Ruby Lagnado (a1), Anne Boothroyd (a1), Clare Morton (a1) and Paul May (a1)...

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