Cauda equina hemangioblastoma: case report

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2003 Jun;61(2B):456-8. doi: 10.1590/s0004-282x2003000300024. Epub 2003 Jul 28.


Hemangioblastomas of the spinal cord are rare lesions, and those located at the cauda equina are even rarer. Most commonly these tumors are present in patients with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome. We describe here the case of a 48 years old woman with a pure radicular hemangioblastoma, not associated with VHL, presenting with radicular pain, diagnosed with magnetic ressonance imaging (MRI) and submitted to total resection with a very good outcome. To our knownledge, this is the second report to describe the MRI aspect of histologically proved hemangioblastoma of the cauda equina in a patient without clinical criteria for VHL.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cauda Equina*
  • Female
  • Hemangioblastoma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioblastoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / surgery