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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
LYNCH, José Carlos et al. Intracranial cavernous angioma. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.2, pp. 237-242. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1994000200015.
Clinical, radiological and histopathological features of eight cases of symptomatic cavernous angioma are presented. Five patients were being evaluated for seizure, two for mass lesions and one for intracranial hemorrhage. CT and/or MRI detected the lesion in all cases, but there is not a characteristic image for cavernous angioma. Good results were obtained by microsurgical approach to these malformations in seven patients with only one patient suffering a worsening of neurological status after surgery.
Keywords : cavernous angioma; cerebral vascular malformation; seizure; cerebral hemorrhage; microsurgery.