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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Case Report

Cerebellar Hemangioblastomas in a High-risk Pregnancy: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Author(s): Xue Wang, Yang Liu* and Da-Ping Song

Volume 19, Issue 6, 2023

Published on: 31 October, 2022

Article ID: e171022210070 Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1573405619666221017114922



Introduction: Hemangioblastomas are highly vascular benign tumors that may increase in size during pregnancy. The concurrence of cerebellar hemangioblastoma in high-risk pregnancy is extremely rare and the treatment in this situation can be challenged.

Case: Here, we report a case of a 30-year-old woman in the 33rd PW who had experienced a severe headache, dizziness, vomiting, and limb weakness. Cesarean section was performed in the 34th PW, followed by neurosurgery under multidisciplinary discussion.

Discussion: The pathological exam suggested hemangioblastomas. Finally, both the pregnancy and the fetus had a good outcome.

Conclusion: This case emphasizes that the timing of surgery should be determined according to the neurological symptoms of the pregnancy and the gestational age (GA) and condition of the fetus.

Keywords: Cerebellar, hemangioblastoma, high-risk pregnancy, case report, GA, CNS.

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