Blooming in the Hypothalamus

Rai, Santosh and Chakraborti, Shrijeet and Chandran, Parvathi and Pai, Muralidhar K (2019) Blooming in the Hypothalamus. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, 10 (2). pp. 339-341. ISSN 0976-3147

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Cavernomas are vascular malformations which are collections of endothelium‑lined sinusoids without intervening cerebral parenchyma. Hypothalamic location of cavernoma is extremely rare. We present a case of a 34‑year‑old male who presented with complaints of recent memory loss and vomiting. On magnetic resonance imaging with gradient sequences and contrast, a diagnosis of hypothalamic cavernoma was suggested. Excision of lesion was performed by a right parasagittal pericoronal craniotomy via transcallosal approach. Intraoperative findings and histopathology examination corroborated the diagnosis. The uniqueness of this case report is in the susceptibility‑weighted sequence which led to the radiological diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cavernous hemangioma, cavernous malformation, hypothalamic
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Radio Diagnosis and Imaging
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Neuro Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 08:21
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 08:21

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