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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 43(4); 2008 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2008;43(4): 198-200.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2008.43.4.198
Giant Cavernous Malformation : A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Dong Wuk Son, Sang Weon Lee, Chang Hwa Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, Pusan National University, School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. sangweonlee@pusan.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Giant cavernous malformations (GCMs) occur very rarely and little has been reported about their clinical characteristics. The authors present a case of a 20-year-old woman with a GCM. She was referred due to two episodes of generalized seizure. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance image demonstrated a heterogeneous multi-cystic lesion of 7 x 5 x 5 cm size in the left frontal lobe and basal ganglia, and enhancing vascular structure abutting medial portion of the mass. These fingings suggested a diagnosis of GCM accompanying venous angioma. After left frontal craniotomy, transcortical approach was done. Total removal was accomplished and the postoperative course was uneventful. GCMs do not seem differ clinically, surgically or histopathologically from small cavernous angiomas, but imaging appearance of GCMs may be variable. The clinical, radiological feature and management of GCMs are described based on pertinent literature review.
Key Words: Cavernous hemangioma; Venous angioma; Seizure
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