Cavernous angioma presenting as epilepsy 13 years after initial diagnosis

Kensuke Murakami, Kunihiko Umezawa, Mitsuomi Kaimori, Michiharu Nishijima

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    A 22-year-old man presented with tonic-clonic seizure and was admitted to our hospital. He had suffered from frequent headaches, and had been diagnosed with a brain tumour on MRI 13 years ago. However, neither further examination nor follow-up neuroimaging study have been performed. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an intraaxial tumor with granular calcification in the right frontal lobe, attached to the adjacent dura mater, which was enlarged compared with the lesion on CT 13 years before. The lesion was surgically excised through right frontal craniotomy. Histopathological analysis indicated cavernous angioma. In cavernous angioma in younger children, more aggressive surgical indications than in adults may be favorable both to prevent hemorrhagic complications and to confirm pathologic diagnosis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)430-432
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


    • Cavernous angioma
    • Epilepsy
    • Surgery

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Physiology (medical)


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