Giant hypothalamic hamartoma with cystic change: report of two cases and review of the literature

Neuroradiology. 2000 Sep;42(9):648-50. doi: 10.1007/s002340000350.


We describe the MRI findings in two patients with giant hypothalamic hamartomas with cystic areas. Cystic change within hypothalamic hamartomas is rarely reported in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Brain Diseases / pathology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cysts / pathology*
  • Female
  • Hamartoma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Hypothalamus / pathology*
  • Male