NEUROIMAGINGIschemic Complication of a Cerebral Developmental Venous Anomaly: Case Report and Review of the LiteratureHammoud, Dima; Beauchamp, Norman; Wityk, Robert; Yousem, David Author Information From the Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences (D. Hammoud, N. Beauchamp, and D. Yousem), and Department of Neurology (R. Wityk), The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. D. Yousem, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 600 North Wolfe Street/Phibbs B-112, Baltimore, MD 21287, U.S.A. E-mail: [email protected] Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 26(4):p 633-636, July 2002. Buy Abstract We report a case of a nonhemorrhagic infarct associated with a thrombosed developmental venous anomaly (DVA), with secondary gliosis and Wallerian degeneration. The initial MRI scan showed an acute ischemic infarct in the region of the DVA, seen as a region of restricted diffusion on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), with later development of encephalomalacia and Wallerian degeneration on follow-up MRI. No blood products were seen. We believe that thrombosis of the collector vein of a DVA with associated infarction is a rare but possible complication that should be considered within the proper clinical setting and can be easily and confidently diagnosed by means of DWI. © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.