Parkinsonism caused by cavernoma located in basal ganglion

Ertan S., Benbir G., Tanriverdi T., Alver I., Uzan M.

PARKINSONISM & RELATED DISORDERS, cilt.11, ss.517-519, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2005.07.003
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.517-519


Deep-seated cavernoma or cavernous angioma is a very rare clinical entity, as is basal ganglia cavernoma presenting with Parkinsonism. The authors demonstrate a 56-year-old man with a cavernoma located in basal ganglion, who subsequently developed Parkinsonism. The patient refused the surgical intervention, and received L-dopa trial; however, no change in the tremor and bradykinesia was observed in spite of high doses of L-dopa. Our case indicates that chronic compression and continuous hemorrhage could cause Parkinsonism, which is uncommon symptom of cavernous angioma. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.