Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Small, thin walled angiomatous vessels in the pia of the cerebral convexities cause pericapillary calcification of the underlying cortex and the ipsilateral cutaneous vascular nevus (port wine flame nevus).
Small thin walled angiomatous vessels in the pia of the cerebral convexities are associated with pericapillary calcification in the underlying cerebral cortex.
Calcification is usually unilateral, asymmetric, and curvilinear and seen most frequently in the posterior parietal and occipital regions. Brain atrophy on the side of the angioma is seen with compensatory calvarial thickening, a small hemicranium, ventriculomegaly and wide subarachnoid spaces.
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