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Vol 45, No 3 (2011)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2010-11-08
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Preoperative embolization of a cerebellar haemangioblastoma using Onyx: case report and literature review

Ki Seong Eom, Dae Won Kim, See Sung Choi, Keum Ha Choi, Tae Young Kim
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60082-7
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(3):292-296.

open access

Vol 45, No 3 (2011)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2010-11-08

Abstract

Haemangioblastoma is a slow-growing, highly vascular tumour and typically occurs in the cerebellum but can also occur in the brainstem and spinal cord. Because of their hypervascularity and location, cerebellar haemangioblastomas can be difficult to remove. The purpose of preoperative embolization of haemangioblastomas is to decrease the intraoperative blood loss and to facilitate excision. However, the safety and efficacy of this procedure remain controversial. Here, we report the case of a man with cerebellar haemangioblastoma who underwent preoperative embolization with Onyx. The tumour was completely removed with minimal tumour bleeding. There was no complication related to embolization.

Abstract

Haemangioblastoma is a slow-growing, highly vascular tumour and typically occurs in the cerebellum but can also occur in the brainstem and spinal cord. Because of their hypervascularity and location, cerebellar haemangioblastomas can be difficult to remove. The purpose of preoperative embolization of haemangioblastomas is to decrease the intraoperative blood loss and to facilitate excision. However, the safety and efficacy of this procedure remain controversial. Here, we report the case of a man with cerebellar haemangioblastoma who underwent preoperative embolization with Onyx. The tumour was completely removed with minimal tumour bleeding. There was no complication related to embolization.

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Keywords

haemangioblastoma, embolization, Onyx

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Title

Preoperative embolization of a cerebellar haemangioblastoma using Onyx: case report and literature review

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 45, No 3 (2011)

Pages

292-296

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60082-7

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(3):292-296.

Keywords

haemangioblastoma
embolization
Onyx

Authors

Ki Seong Eom
Dae Won Kim
See Sung Choi
Keum Ha Choi
Tae Young Kim

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