Secondary Parkinsonism in a Patient With a Cerebral Cavernous Hemangioma Treated With Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Aydin, Aysegul Esen
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Secondary parkinsonism is defined with some symptoms similar to idiopathic Parkinson's disease, but with different etiologies. And cerebral cavernous hemangioma is one of the rare cases. A 51-year-old, male patient was consulted with tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia on the right upper extremity. The Hoehn and Yahr Parkinson's scale was Stage.. Radiological evaluations showed a deep-seated cerebral cavernous hemangioma at the left posterior insular region. The patient received stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife (R), Accuray Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA, USA). Clinical and radiological improvements revealed within follow-up, respectively. Stereotactic radiosurgery may be an alternative treatment for secondary parkinsonism by reducing the risk of re-bleeding and reducing its size.
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