IJNS 2016; 05(02): 133-135
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584593
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A Case of Extra-axial Cavernous Angioma Originating from the Oculomotor Nerve

Toshitaka Inui
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Hiroyuki Hashimoto
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Kenta Fujimoto
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Tateo Shimokawara
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Mitsuhisa Nishiguchi
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Syohei Yokoyama
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Koji Omoto
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Ryuta Matsuoka
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
,
Takahide Yaegaki
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Osaka, Japan
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Publication History

09 December 2015

10 February 2016

Publication Date:
14 July 2016 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

We report a case of extra-axial cavernous angioma, which originated from the oculomotor nerve and, by hemorrhaging, resulted in oculomotor nerve palsy. Cavernous angioma generally occurs in the brain parenchyma. Therefore, this case is extremely rare. We believe that preoperative sequential magnetic resonance imaging contributed to preoperative diagnosis in this case.