We report a unique case of hemangioblastoma of the lateral ventricle in a 73 year-old man with cognitive deficits and fluent dysphasia. He harboured an intraventricular tumor, placed at the trigone of the left lateral ventricle. The tumor was successfully excised, by means of a temporal craniotomy. The patient became mute in the immediate postoperative with restoration of speech within a few days. The literature has been reviewed and only three other similar cases have been reported. Discovery of lesions in such unusual location should raise a high degree of suspicion for von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Prieto, R., & Roda, J. M. (2005). Hemangioblastoma of the lateral ventricle: Case report and review of the literature. Neurocirugia, 16(1), 58–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1130-1473(05)70436-X