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Cervico-medullary junction hemangioblastomas. Report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1500960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reporting two cases of dorsally located cervico-medullary hemangioblastomas the Authors discuss clinico-biological features, diagnosis and therapy of this vascular neoplasms, analyzing the cases reported in detail in the available literature. In this site the tumor has often an exophitic development, adhering more or less extensively to the posterior surface of medulla oblungata, where progressively creates a niche. Transient neurogenic arterial blood hypertension, by possible involvement of the dorsal nucleus of vagal nerve, together with the lack of postoperative respiratory disturbances constitute the main clinical features of differentiation with intraaxial hemangioblastomas of the brainstem. Actually MRI represents the radiological investigation of choice, even if angiography still plays an important role in the correct preoperative diagnosis of hemangioblastomas. The therapy of dorsally located cervico-medullary hemangioblastomas is the total removal of the lesion also in asymptomatic patients, being the late surgical results generally successful.
L Ferrante; L Mastronardi; M Acqui; P Missori; L Tacconi; A Fortuna
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:    1992 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-15     Completed Date:  1992-09-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Rome La Sapienza.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
Brain Stem / pathology*
Hemangiosarcoma / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Treatment Outcome

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