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Lumbar spinal angiolipomas: report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15123997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: Case report and review of the literature.
OBJECTIVES: To describe two patients with angiolipoma in the ventral aspect of the lumbar epidural space, to discuss the clinical, radiologic, and surgical features of these lesions, and to review previously reported cases.
SETTING: Rome, Italy.
METHODS: Two cases, a 60-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman presented with lumbar-sciatic pain but with no abnormal neurological signs. Investigation (CT and MRI) demonstrated lumbar tumours.
RESULTS: Laminectomy and excision of the tumors were performed, and symptoms improved immediately.
CONCLUSIONS: Magnetic resonance imaging with suppression fat sequences allows the recognition of these lesions. The prognosis after surgical removal of spinal angiolipoma is favorable.
G Rocchi; E Caroli; A Frati; M Cimatti; M Savlati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1362-4393     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-04     Completed Date:  2004-07-20     Revised Date:  2011-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Angiolipoma / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Epidural Space / pathology*,  radiography
Low Back Pain / etiology,  physiopathology
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology*,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures
Sciatica / etiology,  physiopathology
Spinal Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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