Cerebral cavernous haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia

Presentation

Headache and seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
MRI

A left frontal pop-corn like 2.5 x 2 cm mass lesion is hyperintense on T1 and T2 sequences. This is compatible with methaemaglobin. There is a thick hypointense coat on all pulse sequences, more apparent on T2. Blooming on the gradient echo sequences is compatible with haemosidrin.

No perilesional oedema or significant mass effect.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a large left frontal cavernous haemangioma. 

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Case information

rID: 22902
Published: 2nd May 2013
Last edited: 5th Jul 2018
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