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Hejazi A, Bashian A, Badieyan Mousavi N. Death due to hemangioblastoma cerebellar tumor with psychotic manifestation: A case report. yafte. 2008; 10 (1) :71-74
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-73-en.html

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Abstract Background: Brain tumors are fatal malignancies which are frequently associated with psychiatric and behavioural manifestation that should be noticed. Studies suggest that the primary psychiatric dysfunctions are associated with brain tumors in 47-94 % of cases. Case report: A 26-year single woman with neuropsychic symptoms was under the drug therapy with antipsychotic, as well as sedative medications. Symptomatic treatment was done for the patients other symptoms, but she was aggravated and finally died after six months. Hemangioblastoma cerebellar tumor was detected by postmortem autopsy. Conclusion: Hemangioblastoma is a benign tumor curable with surgical resection. If the alarming symptoms of the patient had been noticed earlier and clinical suspicion had been made to space occupying brain lesion and if diagnostic imaging procedures such as computerized tumorography had been used, there would not have been a dead human being as a psychotic patient.
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Received: 2009/01/28

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