Document Detail


Cavernous angiomas of the brain stem and spinal cord.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18639094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
R S Bhangoo; H A Crockard
Related Documents :
17341044 - Spinal vascular malformations: an historical perspective.
11307874 - Spinal ganglioneuroma presenting as a highly vascular lesion with hypertrophic venous d...
6630494 - Xeroradiography in spinal kyphosis.
17549184 - Subtle clinical signs of a spinal cord ependymoma at the cervicothoracic level in an ad...
10320424 - Brain and blame.
294774 - Study of cells in fine needle aspirations of the thyroid gland.
Publication Detail:
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 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgical Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Treatment strategy of spinal arteriovenous malformations based on a simple classification.
Next Document:  Natural history of arteriovenous malformations: analysis of non-radically treated patients.