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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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BARBOSA-COUTINHO, Lígia M.; LIMA, Eduardo Lahude; GADRET, Ricardo Olaechea  and  FERREIRA, Nelson Pires. Massive intratumoral hemorrhage in tuberous sclerosis: autopsy study of a case. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1991, vol.49, n.4, pp. 465-470. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1991000400018.

A case of a 13-years-old boy with tuberous sclerosis manifested with the complete syndrome that died with a massive intratumoral hemorrhage is presented. The post mortem examination of the brain disclosed a massive left parenchymatous brain, hemorrhage with intraventricular component. In the hemorrhage, near the lateral ventricle wall, a subependymal giant cell astrocytoma was found. This is the second case in the literature of tuberous sclerosis which cause of death was an intratumoral massive hemorrhage.

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