Embolization of an intracranial arteriovenous malformation followed by immediate surgical resection : a case report

Imaad ur Rehman, Aga Khan University
Tanveer Ul Haq, Aga Khan University
Rashid Jooma, Aga Khan University
Muhammad Azeemuddin, Aga Khan University
Zafar Sajjad, Aga Khan University


Intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are now a recognized entity because of improvements in imaging diagnosis. They are relatively uncommon but can cause serious neurological symptoms or death. We report a case of a 22- year-old man who presented with left parietal hemorrhage and on cerebral angiography was found to have a small AVM in the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory. Glue embolization followed by immediate surgical resection of the AVM was carried out, resulting in complete cure.