Incidental hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale

Acta Neurol Belg. 2009 Mar;109(1):55-6.


Filum terminale hemangioblastoma is an extremely rare tumour with only a few case reports in the literature. The natural history is unknown but benign as well as more aggressive presentations have been reported. The authors present the first such lesion discovered incidentally and discuss the available literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cauda Equina / pathology*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / surgery
  • Gadolinium
  • Hemangioblastoma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioblastoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male


  • Gadolinium