Cervicothoracic spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma: case report and review of the literature
|Cervicothoracic spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma: case report and review of the literature|
|Tạp chí Surgical Neurology 2005 July; 644 (1):83-85|
|Tác giả||Nguyen Huu Minh MD,Vice Head|
|Nơi thực hiện||Department of Neurological Surgery, People's Hospital 115, Ho Chi Minh City, 84-8 Vietnam|
|Từ khóa||Cavernous hemangioma; Spinal epidural mass; Spinal cord; Thecal sac|
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Cavernous hemangiomas are vascular malformations that effect the central nervous system. This pathology is frequently encountered in the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, and brainstem. Cavernous hemangiomas, although usually solitary, may be associated with the same lesion in other parts of the central nervous system or other organ systems and may appear as sporadic or familial cases. They are infrequently found at the spinal level; in particular, pure cervicothoracic epidural location is rare. We report a case with a purely spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma from C6 to T1 and discuss the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspect of this unusual spinal malformation.