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Fatal giant pediatric intracranial cavernous angioma.
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PMID:  16562795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cavernous angioma is a benign vascular lesion that may occur in the central nervous system. The symptoms of raised intracranial pressure or consciousness alteration are usually related to acute hemorrhage. A previously healthy four-year-old girl was admitted with sudden loss of consciousness, vomiting and clonic seizures. Her Glasgow coma score (GCS) was 7 at presentation (5 m 1v 1e). Anisocoria and mydriasis were present on the right. Computerized tomography revealed a giant spherical, hyperdense intraaxial left frontoparietal lesion. The findings of surrounding vasogenic edema and compression of the adjacent lateral ventricle were seen on computerized tomography (CT). She was taken to operation and the mass was grossly excised. The GCS remained unchanged. A diagnosis of brain death was made. A cavernous hemangioma was diagnosed with pathologic examination. In conclusion, a cavernous angioma may occasionally follow a rapid and fatal course by causing gross hemorrhage in the pediatric age group. Early recognition by CT or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and prompt surgical evacuation are necessary.
Funda Corapçioğlu; Gür Akansel; Erdem Gönüllü; Kürşat Yildiz; Volkan Etuş
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-27     Completed Date:  2006-04-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
Child, Preschool
Fatal Outcome
Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications,  diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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