Surgical management of a pial arteriovenous fistula with giant varix in an infant

Ashok Pillai, K. Rajeev, M. Unnikrishnan*

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A seven-month-old infant presented with a generalized seizure. The radiological evaluation revealed a large arteriovenous fistula in the left sylvian region. The fistula connected the left middle cerebral artery and the vein of Trolard. A giant varix was present at the venous end. The child underwent craniotomy, complete disconnection of the fistula and excision of the varix. Except for recurrent seizures, which were eventually controlled on anticonvulsants, the child's neurological development has been good on long-term follow-up of three years. Pial arteriovenous fistulae are rare intracranial vascular malformations. Though significant operative risks exist, they can be successfully managed surgically with good long-term prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-436
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology India
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebellar hemorrhage remote to craniotomy
  • Infant
  • Pial arteriovenous fistula
  • Varix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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