TITLE

Adult Presentation of PHACES Syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
ARORA, S. S.; PLATO, B. M.; SATTTENBERG, R. J.; DOWNS, R. K.; REMMEL, K. S.; HEIDENREICH, J. O.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Interventional Neuroradiology;jun2011, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p137
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A significant percentage of children with hemangiomas may have PHACES syndrome which refers to the association of posterior fossa malformations, facial hemangiomas, arterial cerebrovascular abnormalities, cardiovascular anomalies, eye abnormalities and ventral defects like sternal clefting or supraumbilical raphe. A variety of factors have led to under diagnosis of PHACES syndrome in the past including lack of awareness and limited imaging modalities. Also, patients with PHACES syndrome with arterial cerebrovascular abnormalities can present with acute ischemic stroke. However, these patients usually present before one year of age. We describe a 29-year-old woman with no history of cerebrovascular disease who initially presented with symptoms of a stroke and was subsequently diagnosed to have PHACES syndrome exhibiting an array of multiple unusual imaging findings. We also discuss the current literature and recommendations about PHACES syndrome.
ACCESSION #
65170014

 

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