Cavernoma

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky Al Salam

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Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
CT

A large right-sided hemorrhagic lesion is present without abnormal enhancement of abnormal vessels. Perilesional edema is noted. Associated mass effect is mild.

MRI

Rounded lesion has extensive hemosiderin staining and surrounding edema. Features are those of a cavernoma

Case Discussion

Features are fairly typical of a large cavernous venous abnormality (a.k.a. cavernoma) and edema would be expected to regress. Unfortunately no follow up is available. 

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