Year: 1997 Source: Biological Psychiatry, v.42, no.6, (September 1997), p.519-521 SIEC No: 19980656

This report describes depression and suicide occurring in a 59-year-old male with a rostral pontine cavernous hemangioma. The symptoms of endogenous depression first became manifest shortly after the diagnosis of the pontine lesion. The patient was subsequently readmitted to hospital several times because of severe depression with paranoid delusions & recurring suicidal ideation. Therapeutic treatment with antidepressants was unsuccessful. (12 refs.)