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Vertebral hemangioma presenting with intermittent claudication.
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PMID:  8724195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a patient with vertebral hemangioma and unusual clinical presentation is reported, with an attempt to explain these unusual clinical complaints. Vertebral hemangioma is a common and often asymptomatic tumor. Neurologic symptoms may appear due to pressure on the neural tissue caused by extraosseous extension. The patient reported here presented with intermittent claudication. Conventional radiography CT, and MRI revealed vertebral hemangioma at T5 and extraosseous extension compressing the spinal cord. Gravity-related vascular dilatation may induce further compression of the spinal cord and, thus, is thought to be the underlying event in the induction of the intermittent clinical symptoms. The lesion was treated with subtotal corpectomy after embolization and fusion with a strut iliac crest graft. At the 9-month follow-up, the patient was without complaints. We conclude that a diagnosis of vertebral hemangioma should be considered in cases of intermittent neurologic symptoms of the lower extremities.
M Yazici; O L Iyigun; B Gulman; C Rakunt; O Cizmeli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0940-6719     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-17     Completed Date:  1996-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioma / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Intermittent Claudication / etiology*
Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
Spinal Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Thoracic Vertebrae* / pathology,  radiography

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