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Giant cerebellar cavernous malformation in 4-month-old boy. Case report and review of the literature

Elżbieta Jurkiewicz1, Beata Marcinska1, Katarzyna Malczyk1, Wiesława Grajkowska2, Paweł Daszkiewicz3, Marcin Roszkowski3
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2013.39078
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(6):595-600.


Cavernous malformations (CMs) are rare vascular lesions that affect 0.4–0.9% of the population. The diagnosis of CMs is simple in most typical cases although some lesions may present unusual imaging features: localization, signal intensity, or size. Extremely rare giant CMs can mimic neoplastic lesion because of their size. We report a case of giant cerebellar CM that is more than 6 cm in size, diagnosed in 4-month-old boy. We discuss magnetic resonance findings and histopathological features of this lesion.

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