Unilateral facial palsy in an infant: an unusual presentation of familial multiple cerebral cavernous malformation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296806
Title:
Unilateral facial palsy in an infant: an unusual presentation of familial multiple cerebral cavernous malformation.
Authors:
Zakaria, Zaitun; Kaliaperumal, Chandrasekaran; Caird, John; Sattar, Mohammad
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Unilateral facial palsy in an infant: an unusual presentation of familial multiple cerebral cavernous malformation. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Rep
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296806
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2012-007508
PubMed ID:
23203183
Abstract:
Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) in infants tends to have genetic predisposition. These cavernomas have a progressive course of events and associated neurological symptoms with increase in age. They most commonly present with seizure and syndrome of increased intracranial pressure comprising of headache, vomiting and focal neurological signs. We describe a case of a 7-month-old infant who presented with an acute onset of right facial paralysis with a background of familial CCM. The CT and MRI scan revealed fresh haemorrhage in the right cerebellar and pontine cavernomas with surrounding oedema and no evidence of obstructive hydrocephalus. These two cavernomas re-bled in a week duration causing episodes of incessant crying and irritability. After discussing the pros and cons of treatment, owing to stable clinical status, the patient is currently been managed conservatively.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Dexamethasone; Facial Paralysis; Glucocorticoids; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System; Humans; Infant; Intracranial Hemorrhages; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
1757-790X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZakaria, Zaitunen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKaliaperumal, Chandrasekaranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCaird, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSattar, Mohammaden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-22T13:30:29Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-22T13:30:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationUnilateral facial palsy in an infant: an unusual presentation of familial multiple cerebral cavernous malformation. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid23203183-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-007508-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/296806-
dc.description.abstractCerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) in infants tends to have genetic predisposition. These cavernomas have a progressive course of events and associated neurological symptoms with increase in age. They most commonly present with seizure and syndrome of increased intracranial pressure comprising of headache, vomiting and focal neurological signs. We describe a case of a 7-month-old infant who presented with an acute onset of right facial paralysis with a background of familial CCM. The CT and MRI scan revealed fresh haemorrhage in the right cerebellar and pontine cavernomas with surrounding oedema and no evidence of obstructive hydrocephalus. These two cavernomas re-bled in a week duration causing episodes of incessant crying and irritability. After discussing the pros and cons of treatment, owing to stable clinical status, the patient is currently been managed conservatively.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subject.meshDexamethasone-
dc.subject.meshFacial Paralysis-
dc.subject.meshGlucocorticoids-
dc.subject.meshHemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshIntracranial Hemorrhages-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleUnilateral facial palsy in an infant: an unusual presentation of familial multiple cerebral cavernous malformation.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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