Cerebral cavernous malformation

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Recurrent attacks of seizure

Patient Data

Age: 16 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Left temporal intra axial space occupying lesion that displays typical popcorn appearance on T1 and T2 with marginal hypointense rim on T2 due to hemosiderin deposition. The lesion displays susceptibility artifact on DWI.

Case Discussion

Type II cerebral cavernous hemangioma (cavernoma) according to Zabramski classification. T2 GRE or SWI are the best modalities for depiction but DWI can be used as well as it is sensitive for susceptibility artifact created by blood products.

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Case Information

rID: 44301
Case created: 16th Apr 2016
Last edited: 17th Apr 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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