Intramedullary spindle cell hemangioma: Case report

Rani Nasser, Kimberly Ashayeri, Alan D. Legatt, John K. Houten

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Abstract

The authors describe the case of a 48-year-old man found to have the first reported intramedullary spinal cord spindle cell hemangioma. Previous research indicates that spindle cell hemangiomas are rarely found in the spine. Only 3 previous cases exist, all in the intradural, extramedullary space. In the present case, gross-total resection of the tumor was possible with no loss of function from baseline. This report presents the successful resection of the first reported intramedullary spindle cell hemangioma and reports 4-month follow-up, demonstrating the biological behavior of this rare tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Gross-total resection
  • Immunohistochemical analysis
  • Intramedullary tumor
  • Oncology
  • Spindle cell hemangioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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