Intracranial capillary hemangioma mimicking a dissociative disorder

  • Santosh G. John Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marys health Center, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
  • Unnikrishnan Pillai | unnikrishnanpk@yahoo.com Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marys health Center, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
  • Alexander Lacasse Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marys health Center, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

Abstract

Capillary hemangiomas, hamartomatous proliferation of vascular endothelial cells, are rare in the central nervous system (CNS). Intracranial capillary hemangiomas presenting with reversible behavioral abnormalities and focal neurological deficits have rarely been reported. We report a case of CNS capillary hemangioma presenting with transient focal neurological deficits and behavioral abnormalities mimicking Ganser’s syndrome. Patient underwent total excision of the vascular malformation, resulting in complete resolution of his symptoms.

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Santosh G. John, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marys health Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Resident
Unnikrishnan Pillai, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marys health Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Resident
Alexander Lacasse, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marys health Center, St. Louis, Missouri
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Published
2012-02-24
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
intracranial capillary hemangioma, Ganser’s syndrome, dissociative behavior, focal neurological deficits.
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How to Cite
John, S., Pillai, U., & Lacasse, A. (2012). Intracranial capillary hemangioma mimicking a dissociative disorder. Clinics and Practice, 2(2), e35. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2012.e35