Title: Giant intracranial capillary hemangioma associated with enlarged head circumference in a newborn
Authors: Daenekindt, Thomas ×
Weyns, Frank
Kho, Kuan Hua
Peuskens, Dieter
Engelborghs, Koen
Wuyts, Jan #
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Series Title: Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics vol:1 issue:6 pages:488-92
Abstract: The authors describe the case of a patient with an intracranial capillary hemangioma, and they review the recent literature on intracranial capillary hemangiomas with special attention to their differential diagnosis and management. The only sign in this 7-week-old boy was head enlargement. There were no neurological deficits, and imaging revealed a large intracranial lesion in the right temporal fossa. The results of biopsy confirmed the diagnosis, and, after endovascular embolization, the entire lesion was resected. The incidence of intracranial capillary hemangioma is very low but may be underestimated. In the present case, the size of the tumor prompted surgical treatment. The natural behavior of extracranial capillary hemangiomas, however, suggests that a conservative approach with follow-up and steroid therapy may also be considered.
ISSN: 1933-0707
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Residents Medicine
× corresponding author
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