Status Epilepticus Secondary to Pseudonodular Hemorragic Occipital Lesion with Edema: "Non Semper Ea Sunt, Quae Videntur, Decipit Frons Prima Multos" (Things Are Not Always What They Seem; The First Appearance Deceives Many)

Davide Nasi, Franco Servadei, Antonio Romano

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Abstract

We report a case in which common radiologic images masked a rare case of supratentorial hemangioblastoma (HBL). Other peculiarities of this case are the clinical presentation with status epilepticus and the occurrence of a supratentorial HBL unrelated to von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. Based on clinical and radiologic findings, including massive cerebral edema and hemorrhagic presentation, our preoperative diagnosis was a cerebral metastasis. In this scenario, physicians must take into account the words of the Roman fabulist Phaedrus: "Non semper ea sunt, quae videntur, decipit frons prima multos" (things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many).

Original languageEnglish
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 26 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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