Cerebellar hemangioblastoma associated with diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis in an infant

PATIROĞLU T. , SARICI D. , ÜNAL E. , Yikilmaz A. , Tucer B. , KARAKÜKCÜ M. , et al.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, cilt.28, ss.1801-1805, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00381-012-1858-x
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1801-1805


Hemangioblastomas (HBLs) comprise approximately 2 % of all primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Although histological features of this rare tumor are generally benign, its outcome is often unfavorable due to high risk of recurrence and multifocal localization. HBLs can be detected as sporadic or associated with Von Hippel-Lindau disease. Diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis (DNH) presents with multiple, progressive, rapidly growing cutaneous hemangiomas associated with widespread visceral hemangiomas in the liver, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, brain, and meninges. DNH with predominant CNS involvement is rarely reported. Herein, we present a neonatal case of cerebellar HBL associated with DNH.