Thalamomesencephalic ossified cavernoma presenting with Holmes' tremor

Inci S., Celik O., Soylemezoglu F., Ozgen T.

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, cilt.67, sa.5, ss.511-516, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.surneu.2006.06.057
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.511-516


Background: Midbrain cavernoma associated with Holmes' tremor is a rare entity. Although there have been 4 other cases of Holmes' tremor caused by a cavernoma, this is the first case that was cured by surgical removal of the cavernoma. In addition, heavy ossification and Holmes tremor as a clinical presentation are 2 unusual features of the cavernoma. Possible mechanisms of these very rare entities are discussed in relation to the present report and relevant literature is reviewed.