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Neurocutaneous vascular hamartomas mimicking Cobb syndrome. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10879770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report the rare case of a patient with neurocutaneous vascular hamartomas mimicking Cobb syndrome. An 8-year-old boy was admitted to the authors' hospital with progressive urinary disturbance and upper back pain. Multiple skin nevi had been noted at the child's birth. Radiological examination revealed multiple cavernous angiomas in the spinal cord in the same metamere in which the skin nevi had been observed and also in the left cerebral hemisphere. His symptoms gradually improved without surgical intervention. Four years later he was readmitted because of a cerebral hemorrhage involving the left cerebral peduncle. Nonsurgical treatment was chosen because his symptoms promptly improved. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first case of multiple cavernous angiomas in the brain and spinal cord associated with skin nevi. The authors discuss this clinical entity and the significance of the disease.
Y Wakabayashi; M Isono; T Shimomura; A Tajima; H Terashi; Y Asada; T Izumi; S Hori
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-25     Completed Date:  2000-07-25     Revised Date:  2005-04-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Oita Medical University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Back Pain / diagnosis
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Hamartoma / diagnosis*
Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis*
Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis*
Neurocutaneous Syndromes / diagnosis*
Nevus / congenital
Skin Neoplasms / congenital,  diagnosis*
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Urination Disorders / diagnosis

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