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Intraneural growth of a capillary haemangioma of the cauda equina.
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PMID:  10883345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Solitary intraneural haemangiomas are very rare. A case of intraneural capillary haemangioma involving two nerve roots of the cauda equina is reported. The patient was a 63-year-old woman with a three years history of intermittent lumbalgia and numbness of the ventral surface of the left thigh. Magnetic resonance imaging detected an intradural extramedullary nodular space occupying mass at the level of the conus medullaris. Laminectomy of T12 and complete removal of the tumour were performed. Histopathological analysis demonstrated a capillary haemangioma. The tumour was located within the sheaths of a spinal nerve root. The lesion consisted of a myriad of small and very small vessels, reticularly arranged with normal nerve fascicles dispersed within the nodules of clustered capillaries. The present case of an intraneural capillary haemangioma of the cauda equina appears to be one of the first reported examples of this entity in the world's literature. The clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic options of intraneural haemangiomas of the conus medullaris and cauda equina are discussed. The current literature is reviewed.
D A Nowak; H Gumprecht; A Stölzle; C B Lumenta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-10     Completed Date:  2000-10-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-7; discussion 467-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Academic Hospital München-Bogenhausen, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cauda Equina*
Hemangioma, Capillary / diagnosis*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Invasiveness / diagnosis,  pathology
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology

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