Vertebral and epidural hemangioma with paraplegia in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1978 May;48(5):814-7. doi: 10.3171/jns.1978.48.5.0814.


A patient with a rare case of Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome presented with paraplegia due to compression by a vertebral and epidural cavernous hemangioma. The metameric distribution of the large cutaneous vascular nevus provided the clinical clue to the nature of the spinal lesion. The association of the two lesions is explained in the basis of developmental anomaly.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiomatosis / complications*
  • Dura Mater
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / complications*
  • Humans
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome / complications*
  • Male
  • Paraplegia / etiology*
  • Spinal Cord Compression / etiology
  • Spinal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae