Turkish Neurosurgery 2011 , Vol 21 , Num 4
Congenital Cavernous Hemangioma of the Skull
Engin YUCEL1, Hampar AKKAYA2, Doga G▄RKANLAR1, Tarkan ERGUN3
1Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Alanya/Antalya, Turkey
2Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Alanya/Antalya, Turkey
3Baskent University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Alanya/Antalya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN .2950-10.1 Calvarial cavernous hemangiomas (CHs) comprise 0.2% of benign neoplasms of the skull and frequently occur in the second and fourth decades. Their occurrence in infancy is extremely rare and they can initially be misdiagnosed as cephal hematoma or caput succadeneum that can occur due to the birth trauma, but trauma is not a predisposing factor. CT scan is more helpful than other neuro-imaging studies and untreated CHs of the skull may show progression. Only two cases of congenital primary CH of the skull without intracranial invasion have been reported in the literature. Herewith we reported a 4-month-old infant operated on due to a CH of the parietal bone and discussed the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Keywords : Cavernous hemangioma, Infant, Calvarium
Corresponding author : Do­a Gurkanlar, dgurkanlar2000@yahoo.co.uk