An unusual cause of hydrocephalus: aqueductal developmental venous anomaly

Yagmurlu B., Fitoz S., Atasoy C., Erden I., Deda G., Unal Ö.

EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY, vol.15, no.6, pp.1159-1162, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00330-004-2356-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1159-1162
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Vascular malformations are infrequent causes of aqueductal stenoses, developmental venous anomaly (DVA) being the rarest among them. DVAs, also known as venous angiomas, are congenital in origin and characterized by dilatation of vessels in the superficial and deep venous system. Although they are usually clinically silent, they can be complicated by hemorrhage, seizures and neurologic deficits. Herein, we report MR imaging findings of a 7-year-old girl whose hydrocephalus was due to an abnormal vein coursing through the aqueduct.