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Unilateral facial palsy in an infant: an unusual presentation of familial multiple cerebral cavernous malformation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23203183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) in infants tends to have genetic predisposition. These cavernomas have a progressive course of events and associated neurological symptoms with increase in age. They most commonly present with seizure and syndrome of increased intracranial pressure comprising of headache, vomiting and focal neurological signs. We describe a case of a 7-month-old infant who presented with an acute onset of right facial paralysis with a background of familial CCM. The CT and MRI scan revealed fresh haemorrhage in the right cerebellar and pontine cavernomas with surrounding oedema and no evidence of obstructive hydrocephalus. These two cavernomas re-bled in a week duration causing episodes of incessant crying and irritability. After discussing the pros and cons of treatment, owing to stable clinical status, the patient is currently been managed conservatively.
Authors:
Zaitun Zakaria; Chandrasekaran Kaliaperumal; John Caird; Mohammad Sattar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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