Surgical resection of cerebellar hemangioblastoma with enhanced wall thickness: A report of two cases
- Zhenxing Sun
- Dan Yuan
- Yaxing Sun
- Pengxiang Yan
- Huancong Zuo
Affiliations: Department of Spinal Cord and Spine Neurosurgery, Yuquan Hospital, Medical Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100049, P.R. China, Department of Nephrology, The Luhe Teaching Hospital of the Capital Medical University, Beijing 101149, P.R. China, Department of Psychiatry, The Second Municipal Hospital of Zaozhuang City, Zaozhuang, Shandong 277218, P.R. China, Department of Neurosurgery, Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, P.R. China
- Published online on: February 10, 2015 https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2015.2951
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Hemangioblastomas are tumors of the central nervous system, and the cerebellum is the most common site of occurrence. Cerebellar hemangioblastoma with enhanced wall thickness is rare and often misdiagnosed preoperatively. At present, no unified radiological classification system based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings exists for cerebellar hemangioblastoma, and this tumor type can be solid or cystic mass, according to the MRI findings. The most common presentation of cerebellar hemangioblastoma observed radiologically is a large sac with small nodules, where the wall of the large cyst is not enhanced. A tumor with enhanced large cysts and tumor nodules is extremely rare. The most effective treatment is complete resection of the cyst and the solid growth. The present case reports the successful treatment of two cases of cerebellar hemangioblastoma with enhanced wall thickness, including the MRI findings for the differential diagnoses and the surgical experiences.