Large hypothalamic hamartoma with calcification and cystic components in an adult

Shinya Yamaguchi, Satoshi O. Suzuki, Yoshihiro Matsuo, Toshio Uesaka, Koichiro Matsukado, Kenta Masui, Toru Iwaki

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Abstract

A 24-year-old female presented with an unusual case of hypothalamic hamartoma manifesting as seizure. Neuroimaging findings were atypical, showing the large tumor (maximum diameter, 50 mm) with a cystic component and calcification. Surgery was performed and histological examination demonstrated heterotopia. Hamartoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a suprasellar, non-enhanced mass attached to the hypothalamus. Excessive unnecessary surgery should be avoided, and intraoperative pathological examination may lead to enhanced assessment and better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-498
Number of pages4
JournalNeurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 25 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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