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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2002 December;46(3-4):143-6

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Dural cavernous hemangioma originating from superior petrosal sinus

Kocak A. 1, Cayli S. R. 1, Onal S. C. 1, Kutlu R. 2, Aydin N. E. 3

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Inönü University, Malatya, Turkey; 2 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Inönü University, Malatya, Turkey; 3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Inönü University, Malatya, Turkey


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Cavernous angiomas of the dura are rare and have been described in the literature particularly in the middle cranial fossa. We present a case of cavernous hemangioma of the middle cranial fossa arising from the superior petrosal sinus. In our review of the literature, this is the 2nd report describing a cavernous hemangioma in such a location.

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