Magnetic resonance imaging of intracranial cavernous angiomas: a report of 13 cases with pathological confirmation

Clin Radiol. 1993 Aug;48(2):117-21. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(05)81084-0.


The magnetic resonance imaging features of 13 pathologically confirmed cavernous angiomas were retrospectively reviewed. T2-weighted images were found to be the most useful, the commonest appearance being a mixed signal intensity core with a complete peripheral rim of marked hypointensity. These appearances relate largely to various stages in the evolution of haemorrhage, although the presence of calcium and slowly flowing blood also contribute.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed