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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1993;22(9): 1029-1035.
Delayed Effect of Radiation Therapy on Extracerebral Cavernous Hemangioma in the Middle Cranial Fossa: Case Report.
Jeong Kil Lee, Shin Jung, Jae Hyoo Kim, Soo Han Kim, Sam Suk Kang, Je Hyuk Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.
Although a relatively large number of intracranial cavernous hemangioma have been reported, these vascular malformations in the extracerebral middle cranial fossa are rare. We experienced one case of extracerebral cavernous hemangioma in the middle cranial fossa. The patient was a 45-year-old female who had a visual impairment and intermittent seizure attack. We removed the mass partially because of profuse bleeding and confirmed cavernous hemangioma pathologically. And then irradiation was started after the operation. The mass responded to irradiation very well and the CT can showed significant reduction in the size of the mass and final disappearance. It is concluded that in case of an extracerebral cavernous hemangioma in the middle cranial fossa, irradiation was a very effective modality of treatment. At least the follow-up periods more than one year may be needed for the delayed effect of radiation therapy.
Key Words: Extracerebral Cavernous Hemangioma; Radiation Therapy
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