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Calcification and ossification of chronic encapsulated intracerebral haematoma: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15177401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of calcified chronic encapsulated intracerebral haematoma (ICH) in a 29-year-old female who presented with progressive left sided weakness and intermittent seizures since childhood. The preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the head initially suggested that a partially thrombosed aneurysm or vascular malformation was present. However, no vascular stain was found on the digital subtraction angiography (DSA) of both the carotid and vertebral arteries. The excised mass was histologically diagnosed as a chronic ICH. We traced the patient's medical history and found that at the age of one she sustained a head injury after a fall. So far, to our knowledge, no case of epilepsy secondary to a calcified chronic encapsulated ICH occurring 28 years after head injury has been reported. Calcified chronic encapsulated ICH concomitant with new bone formation within is even rarer. The possible pathogenesis of this case is discussed.
Nan-Fu Chen; Yeou-Chih Wang; Chiung-Chyi Shen; Yee-Jee Jan; Wen-Hsien Chen; Ching-Hsiang Leu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-04     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 160, Sec. 3, Taichung Harbor Road, Taichung, Taiwan 407, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / complications*
Calcinosis / etiology*,  pathology
Hematoma / complications*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Ossification, Heterotopic / etiology*,  pathology

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