cavernous haemangioma

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haemangioma, cavernous

A benign orbital tumour in adults, mostly females. The tumour is composed of large blood-filled spaces possibly due to dilatation and thickening of the capillary loops. The most common site is the muscle cone behind the globe causing proptosis, hyperopia and choroidal folds. Visual acuity may be reduced. Treatment is surgical in most cases.
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This finding supported the diagnosis of an intraosseous cavernous haemangioma.
6) Although cavernous haemangioma more often involve the brain parenchyma, skull bones may also be affected.
4) Cavernous haemangioma of the skull is a rare pathological diagnosis.
Heckle S, Aschoff A & Kunze S (2002) in their study done on cavernoma of the skull observed that frontal, temporaland parietal bones are the most common sites of cavernous haemangioma of skull in decreasing order.
Intraosseous cavernous haemangioma is extremely benign, slow growing mostly asymptomatic tumours.
13) There are several known causes for cavernous haemangioma, but some are still unknown.
SUMMARY: This case presentation illustrates that cavernous haemangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a parapharyngeal mass.
Therapeutic coagulation induced in cavernous haemangioma by use of percutaneous copper needles.
According to Asperstrand and Kolbenstvedt, [9] MRI is superior to CT and far better than angiography in delineating cavernous haemangiomas.
Indications and methods for radiotherapy of cavernous haemangiomas.
Microscopically, the lesion had the features compatible with both cavernous haemangioma and retiform haemangioendothelioma.
Long term surgical outcomes of orbital cavernous haemangiomas (low-flow venous malformations) as performed in a tertiary eye hospital in China.