Case ReportsElectroconvulsive Therapy and Venous Angiomas Two Case Reports and Review of the LiteratureZahedi, Sohrab MD; Yang, Clifford MD; O'Hanlon, Donal MD; Tanev, Kaloyan MD; Shea, William P. MDAuthor Information From the Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT Received for publication May 23, 2006; accepted June 8, 2006. Reprints: William P. Shea, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 (e-mail: [email protected]) The Journal of ECT: September 2006 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p 228-230 doi: 10.1097/01.yct.0000235200.34663.9b Buy Metrics Abstract According to the American Psychiatric Association, the risk for complications related to the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment of patients with cerebrovascular malformations is small. The literature contains a number of case studies presenting the uneventful treatment of patients with cerebral aneurysms with ECT. However, there is a paucity of cases presenting ECT in the context of a cerebral venous angioma. In this article, we present 2 cases of patients treated with ECT who were found to have documented venous angiomas. This is followed with a brief review of the literature. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.