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IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FINDINGS OF PRIMARY CEREBRAL HEMANGIOMA

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  • BUNITA M. EICHELBERGER,

    1. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 4475 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4474
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  • SUSAN L. KRAFT,

    1. Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, and VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dallas, TX 75287
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  • CHARLES H. C. HALSEY,

    1. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, and VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dallas, TX 75287
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  • RICHARD D. PARK,

    1. Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, and VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dallas, TX 75287
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  • MATTHEW D. MILLER,

    1. College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, and VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dallas, TX 75287
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  • LISA KLOPP

    1. Sams Clinic, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Bunita Eichelberger, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, 4475 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4474. E-mail: beichelberger@cvm.tamu.edu

Abstract

Intracranial hemangioma is a rare intraaxial hemorrhagic neoplasm with imaging characteristics similar to other intracranial hemorrhagic lesions. We describe two canine cerebral hemangiomas that appeared as poorly circumscribed intraaxial compressive lesions that were predominantly hypointense on T2 sequences and heterogeneously contrast enhancing. Both lesions had perilesional edema and were hypointense on T2*-gradient recalled echo sequences, consistent with hemorrhage. In one tumor a short partial peripheral rim was present, which was suggestive of hemosiderin deposition. Cerebral hemangioma should be included as a differential for hemorrhagic intracranial lesions.

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