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Intradural spinal cavernomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1388829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intradural cavernomas are rare vascular lesions of the spinal cord. Four cases of histologically verified cavernomas of the cord are reported, of which two were extramedullary and two were intramedullary in location. Progressive neurological deficit was the presenting feature in three cases while one patient had a rapid evolution of neurological deficits and was found at surgery to have had bled from the extramedullary lesion. All the patients were subjected to surgery and total excision of the cavernomas was carried out in each case. While two patients improved after surgery the other two remained static. The available literature on spinal cord cavernomas is reviewed.
R Sharma; D Rout; V V Radhakrishnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-26     Completed Date:  1992-10-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cauda Equina / pathology,  surgery
Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / pathology,  surgery
Neurologic Examination
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
Spinal Cord / pathology
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*

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