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Revisited: spinal angiolipoma--three additional cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10492681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Angiolipomas are benign tumours which usually arise from subcutaneous tissue, particularly in the forearm, but they do occur rarely in the spinal canal. To the best of our knowledge 60 cases of histologically confirmed spinal angiolipoma have been reported in the medical literature. They show a female predominance (1.6:1), and the mean age at presentation is 43 years. They usually arise in the thoracic spine, most cases presenting with slowly progressive signs and symptoms of cord compression. Rarely, massive acute haemorrhage into the tumour may herald its presence. Surgical resection or decompression are the most satisfactory methods of treatment in most patients. We describe three further cases of spinal angiolipoma, and discuss their aetiology, pathogenesis, clinico-pathological features and surgical management.
E K Labram; K el-Shunnar; D A Hilton; N J Robertson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-14     Completed Date:  1999-10-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Angiolipoma / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Canal*
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology,  surgery
Spinal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Comment In:
Br J Neurosurg. 2000 Aug;14(4):381-2   [PMID:  11045216 ]

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