Cavernoma with recent haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Aggravating headaches in the last 2 months in a patient with a known left parietal cavernoma.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female

Case Discussion

MRI showed the typical lesion in the left posterior parietal operculum and insular cortex, facing Heschl's gyrus. At the medial border of the cavernoma, a small T1-hyperintense rim could be seen, that hadn't been there on a previous examination. Perifocal oedema on T2 was also a new finding, suggesting recent haemorrhage.

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Case information

rID: 14093
Published: 24th Jun 2011
Last edited: 12th Oct 2015
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