Electroconvulsive therapy in patients with cavernous hemangiomas

Keith G. Rasmussen, Kelly D. Flemming

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Intracranial vascular malformations may potentially increase the risk of complications in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), although there is only limited case report literature substantiating this. We describe 3 patients with cavernous hemangiomas who received safe, uncomplicated ECT. We provide recommendations for ECT practice in such patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-273
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of ECT
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Vascular malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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