Turkish Neurosurgery 2007 , Vol 17 , Num 1
Huge Cavernoma With Massive Intracerebral Hemorrhage in a Child
Emel AVCI1, Adil ÖZTÜRK2, Füsun BABA3, Hamza KARABAĞ4, Ahmet ÇAKIR5
1,4,5Harran University, Medical Faculty, Neurosurgery Department, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
2Harran University, Medical Faculty, Radiology Department, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
3Harran University, Medical Faculty, Pathology Department, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Cavernous malformations are benign vascular lesions of the central nervous system that lack intervening normal brain parenchyma. They can be seen almost anywhere that normal vasculature is available. Lesions are raspberry-like, thinwalled vascular sinusoids without smooth muscles containing hemosiderin deposits. Cerebral cavernous malformations are characterized by small bleedings. Their size varies from a few millimeters to 2- 3 centimeters. Giant cases are rare. Also referred to as cavernoma, these lesions rarely lead to intracerebral hematomas that threaten life. In this report, we have presented a 14-year-old patient with a giant cavernoma leading to a life-threatening massive intracerebral hematoma. Keywords : Huge cavernoma, Child patient, Massive intracerebral hemorrhage
Corresponding author : Emel Avcı, avciemel@hotmail.com