Haemangioblastoma

Case contributed by Dr John Bui

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45 year old female presents with headache

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
CT

CT brain with and without contrast

A low attenuating posterior fossa mass with enhancing peripheral nodule.
MRI

MRI brain with contrast

Confirms the solitary cystic posterior fossa mass with avidly enhancing peripheral nodule. No restricted diffusion.

Case Discussion

The case shows the classic location and imaging features of a haemangioblastoma - a pilocystic astrocytoma can give a similar appearance, but is usually found in younger patients.
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Case information

rID: 47359
Case created: 13th Aug 2016
Last edited: 13th Aug 2016
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