A Rare Case of Cerebral Hemangioblastoma Mimicking as Anterior Choroid Plexus Cyst

Das, Somnath ; Das, Rina ; Dasgupta, Senjuti ; Jha, Chandan K. (2019-06)

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Abstract Abstract A choroid plexus cyst may be present throughout the ventricular system of the brain. A hemangioblastoma is generally found in patients with genetic diseases like Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome disease, but it can also be found sporadically in the spinal cord, retina and in rare cases in the cerebrum. An eighteen-year-old male subject was referred for autopsy in Kolkata police morgue on 27/02/2017. Two hours before, the patient had been brought to the hospital for severe headache; but before any diagnosis could be made, he collapsed and died. On autopsy, a 4cm fluid filled cyst was found in the anterior portion of third ventricle and sent for histopathological examination. HPE findings were consistent with a hemangioblastoma, which made this case extremely rare. Sudden death due to increased intracranial tension cases should be properly examined for any neuroepithelial tumours like a hemangioblastoma.