Cavernous haemangioma in the cavernous sinus: case report and review of the literature

Neuroradiology. 2001 Apr;43(4):317-20. doi: 10.1007/s002340000426.


We report a cavernous haemangioma in the left cavernous sinus. This lesions very rarely occurs in this site and is difficult to diagnose correctly preoperatively. CT, angiography and MRI permit differentiation of the cavernous haemangioma from other tumours in this region and thereby contribute to a better surgical approach. The radiological features of cavernous haemangioma reported in the literature are summarised.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cavernous Sinus* / pathology
  • Female
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed