Haemangioblastoma of the brain
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Summary Between 1975 and 1983, 17 patients who underwent surgery for haemangioblastomas of the brain (16 lesions occurring in the posterior fossa) were studied with CT scans (17 cases) and vertebral angiograms (15 cases). The CT scans were superior for demonstrating a cystic tumour, its topography in the posterior fossa, its relationship to the fourth ventricle, and the presence and degree of an obstructive hydrocephalus. The vertebral angiographies were more sensitive and specific than CT for revealing the vascular nature, and were imperative in order to establish the supply and drainage of the tumours. It is clear that CT and angiography each make an important contribution toward defining these tumours. Their association is necessary.
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