Extradural spinal hemangioblastomas: report of two cases

Zentralbl Neurochir. 1999;60(2):86-92.


Two cases of predominantly extraspinally extra- and intradural spinal cord hemangioblastomas in two patients each with and without von Hippel-Lindau-disease are reported. Preoperative MRI and angiographic findings are presented and the differential diagnosis is discussed. The surgical procedure is described and the literature of hemangioblastomas in this rare localization is reviewed. Improvements in both radiologic diagnosis and microsurgical techniques, and consequent screening programs will enhance life expectancy in patients afflicted with von Hippel-Lindau disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Hemangioblastoma / complications
  • Hemangioblastoma / diagnosis
  • Hemangioblastoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • von Hippel-Lindau Disease / complications