Secondary Parkinsonism in a Patient With a Cerebral Cavernous Hemangioma Treated With Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Aydin S., Aydin A. E. , Yuksel O., TANRIVERDİ T.

CUREUS, cilt.13, sa.3, 2021 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7759/cureus.14128
  • Dergi Adı: CUREUS


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.