Low-grade astrocytoma in the setting of a developmental venous anomaly

Meghan Connors, William Paden, Phillip B. Storm, Angela J. Waanders, Shih Shan Lang*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1315-1318
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020


  • Angiogenesis
  • Brain tumor
  • DVA
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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