Developmental venous anomaly found by cranial US in a neonate
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KeywordsFrontal Lobe Lateral Ventricle Color Flow Vascular Malformation Routine Screening
The incidence of DVA is 2.5% at autopsies . It is the most common incidental brain vascular malformation detected in adults , but rarely found by US in neonates. This is the only one in our series of more than 5,000 healthy neonatal cranial ultrasonograms. The rarity of the DVA in neonates may be due to its slow “development,” which makes most of them undetectable early or, perhaps due to lack of proper recognition or imaging sensitivity, when present at this young age.