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Are cavernous sinus hemangiomas and cavernous malformations different entities?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16859259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cavernous hemangiomas that occur within the cavernous sinus (CS) are different from cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) clinically, on imaging studies, and in their response to treatment. Moreover, CMs are true vascular malformations, whereas hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors. Because of these differences, the authors suggest that these two entities be analyzed and grouped separately. Unfortunately, despite these differences, much confusion exists in the literature as to the nature, behavior, and classification of these two distinct lesions. This confusion is exacerbated by subtle histological differences and the inconsistent use of nomenclature. The authors use the term "cavernous malformation" to refer to intraaxial lesions only; they prefer to use the term "cavernous sinus hemangioma" to refer to extraaxial, intradural hemangiomas of the CS.
L Fernando Gonzalez; Gregory P Lekovic; Jennifer Eschbacher; Stephen Coons; Randall W Porter; Robert F Spetzler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-24     Completed Date:  2006-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona 85013, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / classification,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Cavernous Sinus / pathology,  physiopathology*
Cerebral Veins / abnormalities*,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Endothelial Cells / pathology
Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System / classification,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiosurgery / trends

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