Subarachnoid hemorrhage from multiple neurofibromas of the cauda equina: case report

Neurosurgery. 1991 Jun;28(6):910-3. doi: 10.1097/00006123-199106000-00025.


The authors report a case of spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by neurofibromas of the cauda equina. An examination of the literature revealing 13 similar cases and an analysis of this case showing three neurofibromas of the cauda equina prompted an hypothesis emphasizing the origin of bleeding and the difficulties associated with a correct diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cauda Equina*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 / complications*
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 / pathology
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 / surgery
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / complications*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology*