Spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma: a rare site of involvement

Spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma: a rare site of involvement

Accepted Manuscript Title: Spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma: a rare site of involvement Author: Dilek Sağlam, Ahmet Sarı, Ayşegül Cansu PII: DOI: ...

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Accepted Manuscript Title: Spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma: a rare site of involvement Author: Dilek Sağlam, Ahmet Sarı, Ayşegül Cansu PII: DOI: Reference:

S1529-9430(15)01621-6 http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.10.036 SPINEE 56666

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Spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma: a rare site of involvement

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Dilek Sağlam, M.D.1*

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Ahmet Sarı, M.D., 2

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Ayşegül Cansu, M.D.,2

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Samsun, Turkey

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Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology,

Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Radiology, Trabzon, Turkey

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* Corresponding author :

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Dilek Sağlam, M.D.,

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Ondokuz Mayıs University,Department of Radiology,55139 Kurupelit, Samsun,

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Turkey.

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Telephone number: +90-362-312-1919


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Fax:+90-362-457-7146


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E-mail: [email protected]

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Keywords: cavernous hemangioma; spine; magnetic resonance imaging

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A 38 year-old woman admitted to our hospital with chronic back pain and

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hyperesthesia of both legs for the last five months. Neurological examination revealed

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power loss on both legs. MRI showed an elliptical shaped epidural mass at thoracal 5-

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7 level which lies posterior to the spinal cord, deplacing the cord anteriorly and

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slightly extends out from the left neural foramina. Lesion was isointense to spinal

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cord on T1 weighted images, hyperintense on T2 wieghted images and showed

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intense homogenous enhancement after contrast administration (figs 1 and 2). The

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patient underwent total thoracal 5-6 laminectomy. Total excision was performed. The

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pathological diagnosis was cavernous hemangioma.

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hemangioma is a rare cause of back pain. Most epidural hemangiomas are secondary

Spinal epidural cavernous

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extensions from vertebral bodies. Pure epidural cavernous hemangioma of the spine

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without vertebral involvement is rare.

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Figure legend

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Fig. 1 Epidural mass isointense on sagittal T1 weighted image (a), hyperintense on

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sagittal T2 wieghted image (b), lies posterior to the spinal cord, deplacing the cord

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anteriorly.

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Fig. 2 The lesion shows homogenous enhancement after contrast administration on T1

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axial (a) and sagittal (b) images.

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