Giant Cavernous Malformations in Childhood: A Case Report and Review of the Literature


ÖZSOY K. M. , Oktay K. , GEZERCAN Y., ÇETİNALP N. E. , OLGUNER S. K. , ERMAN T.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, cilt.52, ss.30-35, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000447407
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.30-35

Özet

Cavernous malformations (CMs) of the central nervous system are benign, angiographically occult vascular lesions and are diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Giant CMs do not differ from smaller-sized CMs in their clinical, surgical or histopathological presentation but may be radiologically different. In this paper, we report a 10-year-old male with a giant CM of 8 x 7.5 x 7 cm in diameter that was completely removed by microsurgical treatment. This case addresses important points for practicing neurosurgeons to consider when making a differential diagnosis of large intracranial mass lesions in pediatric patients. In this report, the radiological features of this vascular malformation are described based on a pertinent literature review. (C) 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel