Cavernous angioma of the optic nerve. Case report.
W HasslerD Petersen
The case of a 24-year-old woman with a cavernoma of the right optic nerve is presented. She suffered recurrent headaches and showed a deficit of the right nasal visual field. A computed tomography scan, a computed tomography cisternography, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion in projection on the right suprasellar cistern, yet angiography was inconspicuous. On operation, an angiomatous tumor of the right optic nerve with a surrounding hemorrhage was found. Histological examination of the specimen confirmed the intraoperative diagnosis of a cavernoma. Postoperatively, the right nasal visual field deficit increased slightly.
Cavernous hemangioma is a blood vessel defect or benign tumor that leads to leakage of blood to the surrounding tissues. This can occur in several organs including the brain, which can lead to seizures. Discover the latest research on cavernous hemangiomas here.