Cavernoma - splenium of the corpus callosum

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


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Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Small hyperdense splenial nodule (1cm) in the right paramedian location, protruding into the adjacent ventricular lumen with no enhancement on postcontrast images.

The previously described lesion appears of heterogeneous high signal centrally on all sequences with a peripheral rim of low signal (hemosiderin), and signal loss with blooming on gradient echo sequence. No surrounding edema or postcontrast enhancement.

Small Tornwaldt cysts.


Case Discussion

MRI features characteristic of a splenial cavernoma type II according to Zabramski classification.


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Case information

rID: 70124
Published: 3rd Aug 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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