Case Report

Management of Two Unusual Patients With Vascular Anomalies


Vascular anomalies form a significant portion of congenital defects and venous malformations are the most prevalent type among adults. Multiple imaging modalities have been proposed for pre-operation assessments. Although some studies have reported Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as the most valuable modality, in many situations, CT scan remains the equipment of choice due to its availability.

In each case, a precise assessment of the malformation is needed. In two cases mentioned in our study, prior to the operations, only a monophasic CT scan was performed that resulted in missing evidence of severity and extent of venous malformation.

One of the imaging procedures is a three-phase CT scan. Although in the monophasic CT scans, a delay of 65 seconds is applied, in three-phase CT, both filling in and washing out are notable, which gives three-phase CT a more predictive value about flow pattern over monophasic CT.

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IssueVol 6 No 4 (2021): July-August QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Vascular anomalies Venous malformations Head and neck neoplasms Computed tomography angiography

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Erfanian R, Sohrabpour S, Heidari F, Shakiba S. Management of Two Unusual Patients With Vascular Anomalies. CRCP. 2021;6(4):164-168.