Cerebellar haemangioblastoma

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran

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Ataxia and intention tremor.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
Modality: 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 haemangioblastoma.

Haemangioblastomas 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
Case created: 20th Sep 2010
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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