Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are the most common type of cerebrovascular malformation and are considered benign. There are a few literature studies associating DVA with brain tumors, suggesting a possible underlying predisposition in these patients for tumor neogenesis. We report a 7-year-old female with a complex DVA who developed a low-grade astrocytoma in the opposite hemisphere. With analysis of a comprehensive solid tumor panel and imaging, we describe the possible association of an underlying susceptibility to neoplastic growth in the presence of a vascular malformation.
- Brain tumor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology