Cerebral cavernous malformation

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Recurrent attacks of seizure

Patient Data

Age: 16 years old
Gender: Female

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
Published: 17th Apr 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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