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June 1981

Cavernous Hemangioma in the Diencephalon

Author Affiliations

From the Laboratory of Neuropathology (Dr Mizutani), Departments of Radiology (Dr Goldberg), Neurology (Dr Kerson), and Neurosurgery (Dr Murtagh), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania-Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(6):379-382. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510060081017

• A 32-year-old man with a history of delayed puberty and obesity was seen initially with bitemporal hemianopsia and headache in 1974. Neuroradiologic studies showed a mass in the chiasmatic cistern and hypothalamus. Surgical exploration of the chiasm was unrevealing. Slowly progressive memory loss and intellectual impairment developed. Necropsy in 1978 disclosed a large cavernous hemangioma in the diencephalon.

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