Infratentorial angioleiomyoma: A new location for a rare neoplastic entity - Case report

Jaime Gasco, Brodus Franklin, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Gerald Campbell, Mahmoud Eltorky, Paul Salinas

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Abstract

Angioleiomyomas are benign neoplasms most often located in the subcutaneous tissue of middleaged individuals and usually confined to the subcuticular and deep dermal layers of the lower extremities. An intracranial site for this tumor is exceedingly rare, with very few reports documenting locations in the neuraxis. To the authors' knowledge the present case represents the first reported instance of an infratentorial angioleiomyoma. The authors conducted a review of selected Englishlanguage papers published since 1960 describing welldocumented cases of intracranial vascular leiomyomas, with detailed information on the clinical presentation, radiology, pathology, and particulars of surgical management in each case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-674
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume110
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

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Keywords

  • Angioleiomyoma
  • Angiomyoma
  • Cerebellar tumor
  • Smooth muscle tumor
  • Vascular leiomyoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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