Cavernous hemangioma of the skull: surgical treatment without craniectomy

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  • 1 Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
  • 2 Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico;
  • 3 Sections of Neurosurgery and
  • 4 Plastic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
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The authors report the case of a large cranial cavernous hemangioma that was treated using embolization and craniotomy with preservation of the outer cranial table. A 3-year follow-up demonstrated no recurrence. Results in this case suggest that cavernous hemangiomas of the cranium may be safely and effectively treated without craniectomy in some cases.

Abbreviations used in this paper: ECA = external carotid artery; MMA = middle meningeal artery.

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Address correspondence to: Ilya M. Nasrallah, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Radiology, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennylvania 19104. email address: nasralli@uphs.upenn.edu.
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