Blooming in the hypothalamus

Santosh V. Rai, Shrijeet Chakraborti, Parvathi Chandran, Muralidhar Pai

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Abstract

Cavernomas are vascular malformations which are collections of endothelium-lined sinusoids without intervening cerebral parenchyma. Hypothalamic location of cavernoma is extremely rare. We present a case of a 34-year-old male who presented with complaints of recent memory loss and vomiting. On magnetic resonance imaging with gradient sequences and contrast, a diagnosis of hypothalamic cavernoma was suggested. Excision of lesion was performed by a right parasagittal pericoronal craniotomy via transcallosal approach. Intraoperative findings and histopathology examination corroborated the diagnosis. The uniqueness of this case report is in the susceptibility-weighted sequence which led to the radiological diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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