History: Young female with a small painful, pulsatile lesion in the foot, first noted several years ago.

Imaging Studies:

  • X-ray (2nd image): negative
  • MRI (3rd image): T2 weighted image shows some abnormal signal around the 5th metatarsal bone, inconclusive
  • MRI (4th image): Gradient echo image shows a few bright signals in the area, suggestive a high-flow lesion (AVM) 
  • Arteriogram (last image): AVM, arterail feeders are from the anterior tibial artery


Diagnosis: AVM

Treatment: Transcatheter embolization. No complication. 

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