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Preoperative embolization of a cerebellar haemangioblastoma using Onyx: case report and literature review

Haemangioblastoma is a slow-growing, highly vascular tumour and typically occurs in the cerebellum but can also occur in the brainstem and spinal cord. Because of their hypervascularity and location, cerebellar haemangioblastomas can be difficult to remove. The purpose of preoperative embolization of haemangioblastomas is to decrease the intraoperative blood loss and to facilitate excision. However, the safety and efficacy of this procedure remain controversial. Here, we report the case of a man with cerebellar haemangioblastoma who underwent preoperative embolization with Onyx. The tumour was completely removed with minimal tumour bleeding. There was no complication related to embolization

Keywords : Adult,blood,Blood Loss,Surgical,Brain Neoplasms,Cerebellum,Combined Modality Therapy,Dimethyl Sulfoxide,Embolization,Therapeutic,Hemangioblastoma,Humans,Male,Neoadjuvant Therapy,Polyvinyls,Preoperative Care,prevention & control,Safety,Spinal Cord,surgery,therapeutic use,Treatment Outcome,Universities,, Embolization,Cerebellar,Haemangioblastoma, permanent nerve block for back pain

Date of Publication : 2011 May

Authors : Seong EK;Won KD;Sung CS;Ha CK;Young KT;

Organisation : Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, South Korea

Journal of Publication : Neurol Neurochir Pol

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21866486

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