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Cavernous angiomas of the brain stem and spinal cord.
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PMID:  18639094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article reviews the pathology, clinical course and management of cavernous angiomas in the brain stem and spinal cord. Both lesions have been diagnosed with increasing frequency as a result of magnetic resonance image scanning. Brain stem lesions tend to present dramatically; their treatment remains microsurgical excision despite some studies that have looked at the use of radiosurgery. Spinal lesions are either extra-, or more commonly, intramedullary. Intramedullary cavernomas present with a wide spectrum of symptoms ranging from acute haematomyelia to presentations that mimic demylelinating conditions; extramedullary cavernous angiomas tend to produce radicular symptoms or subarachnoid haemorrhage. Both are treated by microsurgical excision.
R S Bhangoo; H A Crockard
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  5 Suppl     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
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Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgical Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK.
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