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PRINZO, H.; MARTINEZ, F.  and  CARMINATTI, S.. Giant cerebral cavernous malformation in a child less than 1 year old: case report. Neurocirugía [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.1, pp.54-56. ISSN 1130-1473.

Cerebral cavernous malformations are rarely described in children. Giant cavernous malformations are exceptional in this group of patients. The authors reports a case of an eleven months boy, who begins at the sixth month of life with epilepsy. Medical therapy was advised and imagenological studies were carried out. An IRM was performed, and shows a giant cavernous malformation in the right parietal lobe. Surgery was carried out, with complete resection of the lesion. In the postoperative period and at more than a year of follow up, he was free of crisis. We report the case because of the rarity of a giant cavernous angioma in a patient less than a year old.

Keywords : Cavernous angioma; Secondary epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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