Extradural lumbosacral cavernous hemangioma


Tekkok I., Akpinar G., Gungen Y.

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, cilt.13, ss.469-473, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00586-003-0658-0
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.469-473

Özet

Purely extradural cavernous hemangiomas of the spinal canal are extremely rare. Their occurrence at the lumbosacral level is a true exception. We describe a case of lumbosacral extradural hemangioma and review the behaviour and MR imaging characteristics of these lesions. Cavernous hemangioma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of an enhancing extradural periradicular mass causing chronic lumbar radiculopathy especially in fertile women. Lumbar extradural hemangiomas appear and behave differently, not only from intramedullary cavernous hemangiomas but also from extradural hemangiomas of other spinal locations.