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Spontaneous thrombosis of an arteriovenous malformation.
  1. E P Guazzo,
  2. J H Xuereb
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.


    A patient with a spontaneously thrombosed arteriovenous malformation (AVM) presented with epilepsy. The CT and MRI appearances were of an intrinsic cerebral neoplasm with extensive surrounding vasogenic cerebral oedema and a mass effect. Histopathology confirmed a large thrombosed AVM. The natural history of AVMs and spontaneous thrombosis are reviewed.

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