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Cerebral Cavernous Hemangiomas: Treatment and Surgical Decisions

  • M. Westphal
  • D. Winkler
  • G. Nowak
  • R. Schwachenwald
  • H. Arnold
  • H.-D. Herrmann
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 19)

Abstract

Advances in medical diagnostic technology have led to the diagnosis of cavernous hemangioma being made more frequently in recent years than before. Consequently, many of the earlier published series underestimated the incidence of this type of cerebral vascular malformation, otherwise more than 126 cumulated cases should have been reported by 1986 [1]. Knowledge of the clinical course and surgical risk associated with these malformations was thus derived from individual case reports or series compiling surgical results over long periods of time, in which great differences in surgical standards arose [2–5]. Therefore, some of the clinical features and surgical risks of this disease are in need of reassessment in more homogenous series in which a sizable number of patients have been operated upon within a short time period with consistent surgical management.

Keywords

Cavernous Sinus Cavernous Hemangioma Surgical Decision Cavernous Malformation Cavernous Angioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Westphal
    • 1
  • D. Winkler
    • 1
  • G. Nowak
    • 2
  • R. Schwachenwald
    • 2
  • H. Arnold
    • 2
  • H.-D. Herrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikUniversitätskrankenhaus EppendorfHamburg 20Germany
  2. 2.Neurochirurgische KlinikUniversität zu LübeckLübeckGermany

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