Report of a cavernoma of the cauda equina and review of the literature

Surg Neurol. 1990 Feb;33(2):124-31. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(90)90021-g.


Subdural intramedullary and extramedullary cavernous angiomas are rare vascular malformations. A case of cavernoma of the cauda equina affecting a 46-year-old man is reported. He presented with low back and sciatic pain. This is the fourth case of cavernoma of the cauda equina in the literature. The available literature on intramedullary (28 cases) and extramedullary (9 cases) cavernomas is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cauda Equina / blood supply*
  • Cauda Equina / pathology
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / blood supply*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / blood supply*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology