Diffuse sphenoid bone cavernous hemangioma presenting during pregnancy

October 23, 2013
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We present a case of diffuse sphenoid bone cavernous hemangioma in a 22-year-old primigravid woman. Her disease first manifested clinically as progressively decreasing vision in her left eye during her third trimester of pregnancy. We also discuss the known causes and some theoretical causes of cavernous hemangioma enlargement during pregnancy.


Several cases of vertebral osseous hemangioma that enlarged during pregnancy have been reported.1-5 Intramedullary thoracic spinal cord cavernous hemangioma with symptomatic enlargement during pregnancy has also been noted.6 Most cases have manifested during the third trimester of pregnancy with postpartum improvement in symptoms in some patients.

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