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A rare case of extramedullary-intradural hemangioblastoma in the thoracic spine.
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PMID:  20010387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN.: Case report. OBJECTIVE.: To present a rare case of extramedullary-intradural hemangioblastoma in the thoracic spine and to review the literature on this condition. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Spinal hemangioblastoma is rare, and moreover, there is seldom purely extramedullary-intradural hemangioblastoma of the spinal cord and there are few reports on histopathological features of spinal hemangioblastoma. METHODS.: A 65-year-old Japanese woman presented with gait disturbance and numbness below the trunk that had gradually worsened, and finally she was unable to walk by herself. Physiologic and neurologic examinations at admission revealed severe transverse neurologic defects, with no sign of von Hippel-Lindau's disease. Radiologic methods showed an extramedullary-intradural mass at Th4-5. A diagnosis of extramedullary-intradural spinal tumor was done, total tumorectomy was performed with recapped laminoplasty. RESULTS.: The patient's neurologic condition gradually improved after the operation. The immunohistopathological findings revealed the diagnosis of hemangioblastoma. CONCLUSION.: A rare case of extramedullary-intradural spinal hemangioblastoma was reported. The immunohistopathological findings were helpful for making a final diagnosis.
Shoichi Taniguchi; Osamu Ogikubo; Takaaki Nakamura; Itsuro Yamagishi; Kazuo Hayakawa; Takanobu Otsuka; Tetsuji Katoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1528-1159     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-17     Completed Date:  2010-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E969-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bisai General Hospital, Inazawa City, Aichi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioblastoma / pathology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurologic Examination
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Staining and Labeling
Thoracic Vertebrae / surgery
Treatment Outcome

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