Document Detail


Metastatic paraganglioma causing spinal cord compression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7732475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Paragangliomas are neoplasms that arise from the autonomic nervous system-associated paraganglia. Most often they are benign tumors. However, infrequently they have been reported to metastasize. Involvement of the spine is rare and usually is intradural at the level of the cauda equina. OBJECTIVES: The authors report two cases of metastatic paraganglioma to the spine, both of which resulted in myelopathy from extradural spinal cord compression. Also provided is a review of the literature. CONCLUSIONS: Paragangliomas rarely metastasize to the spine. Management of the two reported patients involved spinal cord decompression followed by spinal stabilization procedures. Long-term ambulatory status was maintained in both patients. Radiation therapy may be an important adjunctive treatment after surgical removal of these tumors.
Authors:
J A Brodkey; J S Brodkey; C B Watridge
Related Documents :
20367375 - Spontaneous occlusion of a spinal arteriovenous malformation: is treatment always neces...
20650405 - Retethering of sectioned fibrolipomatous filum terminale in an adult: case report and r...
20048735 - Propriospinal myoclonus following intrathecal bupivacaine in hip surgery: a case report.
16532335 - Direct emergence of the dorsospinal artery from the aorta and spinal cord blood supply....
1402375 - Management of an unusual presentation of foreign body aspiration.
18800655 - 2008 himss analytics report: security of patient data.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-01     Completed Date:  1995-06-01     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Memphis, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Paraganglioma / pathology*,  radiography,  therapy
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Spinal Neoplasms / complications,  radiography,  secondary*,  therapy

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Traumatic lumbosacral dislocation in a 5-year-old boy with eight years follow-up.
Next Document:  Multiple psoas abscesses after posterior spinal fusion.