Cerebral cavernous hemangioma presented with West syndrome


CANPOLAT M. , Kaya Ozcora G. D. , Kacar Bayram A. , Koc G. , KUMANDAŞ S. , KURTSOY A. , et al.

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, cilt.5, ss.137-140, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5222/buchd.2015.137
  • Dergi Adı: IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.137-140

Özet

Cerebral cavernous hemangiomas are rarely seen hamartomas of the vascular structure. They are not true neoplasms, but mimic neoplasms clinically and radiologically. Cavernous hemangiomas are vascular malformations that can occur in all parts of the central nervous system being most frequently in the cerebral hemispheres. Focal neurological deficits and symptoms of intracranial hypertension are the most frequent clinical manifestations in children with large (>3 cm) cerebral cavernomas ( 1). Rarely, patients apply with epileptic seizures. In this study, a 7 - month-old girl who was referred with epileptic spasms, hypsarrhythmic patterns on EEG, normal metabolic test parametres, antiepileptic treatment-resistant seizures and cavernous hemangioma detected in cranial imaging whose hypsarrhythmic pattern on detected on previous electroencephalograms disappeared, and frequency of seizures decreased after surgery is presented to emphasize that the etiological factors are the most important determinants in the prognosis of epilepsy.