OJMN  Vol.4 No.4 , October 2014
Extradural Hemangioma of Thoracic Spine
ABSTRACT
A 50-year-old woman presented with mid-thoracic backache and progressive, spastic, paraparesis for 3 months. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an epidural mass without bone lesion at the level of thoracic vertebrae (T7, T8 and T9). The mass had a paraspinal invasion. The spinal cord was compressed ventrally. The lesion was totally excised through an anterolateral transthoracic approach. Histopathological examination revealed a cavernous hemangioma. The patient improved dramatically after the excision of the lesion. We report this case for its rarity.

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Aggouri, M. , Berete, I. , Himmich, M. , Chakour, K. and Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui, C. (2014) Extradural Hemangioma of Thoracic Spine. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 4, 190-192. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2014.44033.
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