Cavernous angioma of the brain stem simulating diffuse pontine glioma

Xue Ming, Cynthia Gonzales, Delililah Burrowes, Nuno Antunes

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Brainstem vascular malformations can sometimes simulate other conditions such as multiple sclerosis and pontine glioma. We report a case of brainstem cavernous angioma for which clinical course and radiologic appearance were suggestive of a pontine glioma. The diagnosis was uncertain until the clinical and radiologic evolution made it clear that the patient had a cavernous angioma. We suggest that brainstem angioma be considered as a differential diagnosis for pontine glioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-615
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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