Cavernous hemangioma of the skull presenting with subdural hematoma. Case report.

Oren N. Gottfried, Wayne M. Gluf, Meic H. Schmidt

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Cavernous hemangioma of the calvaria is a very rare disease, and patients usually present with headaches or a visible skull deformity. Few reports of patients presenting with intradiploic or epidural hemorrhages are found in the literature. No case of an intradural hemorrhage from a cavernous hemangioma of the skull has been reported to date. The authors present the case of a 50-year-old man in whom a symptomatic subdural hematoma (SDH) resulting from a cavernous hemangioma of the calvaria had hemorrhaged and eroded through the inner table of the skull and dura mater. The patient underwent surgery for evacuation of the SDH and resection of the calvarial lesion. Postoperatively, the patient experienced immediate relief of his symptoms and had no clinical or radiological recurrence. Calvarial cavernous hemangiomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nontraumatic SDHs. Additionally, skull lesions that present with intracranial hemorrhages must be identified and resected at the time of hematoma evacuation to prevent recurrences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)ECP1
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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