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Vol 47, No 6 (2013)
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Giant cerebellar cavernous malformation in 4-month-old boy. Case report and review of the literature

Elżbieta Jurkiewicz, Beata Marcinska, Katarzyna Malczyk, Wiesława Grajkowska, Paweł Daszkiewicz, Marcin Roszkowski
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2013.39078
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(6):595-600.

open access

Vol 47, No 6 (2013)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2013-01-03

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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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Keywords

magnetic resonance imaging, cerebellum, children, giant cerebellar cavernous malformation

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Title

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

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 47, No 6 (2013)

Pages

595-600

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2013.39078

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(6):595-600.

Keywords

magnetic resonance imaging
cerebellum
children
giant cerebellar cavernous malformation

Authors

Elżbieta Jurkiewicz
Beata Marcinska
Katarzyna Malczyk
Wiesława Grajkowska
Paweł Daszkiewicz
Marcin Roszkowski

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