Thalamic cavernoma

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


Dizziness and headaches.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Right thalamic small rather well defined lesion showing hyperintense T2 center with dark hemosiderin rim, with no related contrast enhancement, edema or mass effect.

Case Discussion

MRI demonstrating a characteristic “popcorn” or "berry" appearance with a rim of signal loss due to hemosiderin, which demonstrates prominent blooming on susceptibility weighted sequences (T2*). MR picture of pathognomonic of cerebral cavernoma


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Case information

rID: 54840
Published: 1st Aug 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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