Intracranial haemorrhage associated with anomalous venous drainage

Katharine J. Drummond*, Michael K. Morgan, David H. Brazier

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Two patients presented following small posterior fossa intraparenchymal haemorrhages from which they fully recovered. In one case this was a repeat haemorrhage. Both patients had sustained this haemorrhage within the bed of anomalous venous drainage. Angiography suggested that in both cases the anastomosis of the anomalous draining vein with the durai sinus was stenosed. These cases support the concept that anomalous venous drainage can be associated with intraparenchymal haemorrhage unassociated with cavernous malformation, that a compromised venous drainage may be the cause for such haemorrhage and that surgical resection of 'venous angiomas' is inappropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Anomalous venous drainage
  • Cavernous angioma
  • Haemorrhage
  • Venous angioma
  • Venous stenosis


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