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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Optic nerve haemangioblastoma mimicking a planum sphenoidale meningioma.
British Journal of Neurosurgery
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Haemangioblastomas are rarely seen in the suprasellar region, arising from the optic apparatus or pituitary stalk, mimicking meningiomas on the preoperative MRI scan. They may be suspected in the presence of large flow voids and the absence of a dural tail. Intraoperatively, the extreme vascularity and compressibility of the tumour with no dural attachment should alert the surgeon to the diagnosis. A complete resection with preservation of vision may be successfully attempted because of the well-demarcated tumour-nerve interface.
Adult, Diagnosis, Differential, Hemangioblastoma/diagnosis, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Meningioma/diagnosis, Optic Nerve Neoplasms/diagnosis, von Hippel-Lindau Disease/diagnosis
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