Cavernoma - temporal lobe

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi
Diagnosis almost certain



Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

A small well-defined ovoid mass (13 x 7 x 6 mm) of subcortical location in the left temporal lobe. It displays a mixed-signal intensity centrally on both T1 and T2 with prominent blooming on T2* sequence and mild enhancement on postcontrast sequences. No surrounding edema is seen.

Case Discussion

MRI features of a cerebral cavernous venous malformation (cavernoma) type II according to Zabramski classification.

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