Cerebellar hemangioblastoma

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

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Ataxia and intention tremor.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
MRI

A well defined hyperintense mass with flow signal void is demonstrated in the right cerebellar hemisphere. The mass is isointense with flow voids and linear hyperintense signal of blood components. The mass shows dense contrast enhancement. Note the tonsillar herniation. The 4V was displaced anteriorly with signs of obstructive hydrocephalus.

Case Discussion

Her general examination didnot reveal any sign of  Von-Hipple-Lindau  syndrome. Surgery and histology  confirmed that the lesion represented a hemangioblastoma.

Hemangioblastomas are the most common posterior fossa mass in a young adult patient, and typically have prominent enhancement and flow voids.

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Case information

rID: 10779
Published: 20th Sep 2010
Last edited: 6th Mar 2019
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