Intradural extramedullary cavernous angioma: case report

Neurosurgery. 1991 Dec;29(6):924-6. doi: 10.1097/00006123-199112000-00023.


Cavernous angiomas represent 5 to 12% of spinal vascular malformations and usually are located at the vertebral body level with possible extension into the extradural space. The intradural intramedullary cavernoma occurs in about 3% of cases, whereas extramedullary localization is extremely rare. A new case of an intradural extramedullary cavernous angioma is reported, and the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of this rare malformation are analyzed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology*