Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematoma

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Schmidt, Meic H.
Other Author Gottfried, Oren N.; Gluf, Wayne M.
Title Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematoma
Date 2004
Description Cavernous hemangioma of the calvaria is a very rare disease, and patients usually present with headaches or a visible skull deformity. Few reports of patients presenting with intradiploic or epidural hemorrhages are found in the literature. No case of an intradural hemorrhage from a cavernous hemangioma of the skull has been reported to date. The authors present the case of a 50-year-old man in whom a symptomatic subdural hematoma (SDH) resulting from a cavernous hemangioma of the calvaria had hemorrhaged and eroded through the inner table of the skull and dura mater. The patient underwent surgery for evacuation of the SDH and resection of the calvarial lesion. Postoperatively, the patient experienced immediate relief of his symptoms and had no clinical or radiological recurrence. Calvarial cavernous hemangiomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nontraumatic SDHs. Additionally, skull lesions that present with intracranial hemorrhages must be identified and resected at the time of hematoma evacuation to prevent recurrences.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
First Page 1
Last Page 4
Subject Calvaria; Cavernous hemangioma
Subject LCSH Hemangiomas; Subdural hematoma; Skull -- Tumors -- Surgery
Subject MESH Hemangioma; Hematoma
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gottfried, O. N., Gluf, W. M., & Schmidt, M. H. (2004). Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematoma. Case report. Neurosurgical Focus, 17(4), ECP1, 1-4.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xk903h
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