Mesencephalic cavernous hemangioma

Cheng Chun Lee, Tai Ngor Lui

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A 49-year-old female had experienced headaches and nausea for 2 months. Neurologic examinations showed mild blurring of the optic disc and limitation of ocular movement. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies disclosed a mass in the central and right paramedian mesencephalon with rostral extension to the third ventricle and the right side of the thalamus. This tumor had a peripheral low signal ring and a heterogeneous central signal on T1 weighted images. The findings were thought to be consistent with a cavernous hemangioma. The clear anatomic boundary of the lesion was defined by MRI enabling removal of the mesencephalic cavernoma. The patient headache remained well with no neurologic symptoms in the 3 years following the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Headache
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mesencephalic cavernous hemangioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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