Giant cavernoma mimicking a right frontal tumor

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https://doi.org/10.3126/njn.v18i3.35271

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cavernoma, giant, tumor, frontal, epilepsy

Abstract

Cavernomas account for 9 to 16% of cerebrovascular malformations with a prevalence of 0.5% in the general population. We report a case of a large frontal cavernoma mimicking a frontal tumor and revealed by epileptic seizures. We report a 40-year-old man, without any particular history, received in consultation for tonic-clonic generalized convulsive seizures evolving for 5 years with a normal clinical examination on admission. Cerebral CT scan revealed a large right frontal lesion suggestive of a brain tumor, requiring surgical removal after persistent seizures despite dual antiepileptic therapy. The evolution was favorable at one year with the total cessation of the convulsive seizures without neurological after-effects. In conclusion, giant brain cavernomas are rare lesions and may be mistaken for a brain tumor.

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2021-09-01

How to Cite

Barry, L. F., Sy, E. hadji C. N., Faye, M., & Ba, M. C. (2021). Giant cavernoma mimicking a right frontal tumor. Nepal Journal of Neuroscience, 18(3), 65–68. https://doi.org/10.3126/njn.v18i3.35271

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Case Report