What is Hemangioma of The Brain?
Hemnagioma is a benign tumor that occurs in blood vessels. Hemngiomas can sometimes appear on the body surface (skin, cheeks, eyes and waist) and sometimes appear in the visceras or the brain. The formation of these tumors on the cerebral vessels is called cerebral hemangioma. It is a congenital disease and causes many diseases.
Even if hemangiomas are benign tumors, they require frequent follow-up and treatment. Brain hemagiomas are especially risky. Although the disease is congenital, it may not show symptoms until the age of 10-12, or the symptoms may be confused with other diseases. For example, a child may have epileptic seizures due to cerebral hemogioma and the diagnosis may be epilepsy, not cerebral hemangioma.
Generally, the diagnosis of cerebral hemangioma is made after MRI or tomography.
Hemangioma of The Brain Symptoms
Hemangiomas that develop in brain blood cells may show the following symptoms:
- Defect of vision
- Numbness in arms
- Emotional disorders
- Epileptic seizures
- Loss of Balance
Although hemangiomas are benign tumors, their symptoms are quite severe and there is a risk of bursting. For this reason, they must be treated. There are treatment options such as beam, sclerotherapy, foam method and surgery.
Beam: The beams sent from the device are aimed directly at the hemangioma area and the tumor is destroyed. With regular sessions, the tumor is reduced or destroyed.
Sclerotherapy: It is the most effective method. The drug, which contains a sclerosing substance, is mixed with air and becomes a foam. The foaming drug is injected into the hemangioma and the resulting vessels are destroyed.
Foam method: It is similar to sclerotherapy. The drug containing the sclerosomal substance is injected directly into the hemangioma area. The drug spread here has a burning effect inside the vessels and destroys the tumors.
Surgery: It is preferred if the disease spreads.