Spontaneous Disappearance of a Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation: Case Report

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WE REPORT A 14-year-old girl who had been diagnosed incidentally as having a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the left thalamus. The AVM disappeared spontaneously without treatment. Follow-up angiography performed 6 years after the original angiograms confirmed the complete disappearance of the AVM. Some possible mechanisms giving rise to the thrombosis of an AVM are discussed.

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