Surgical management of hemangioblastoma of the spinal cord: a report of 18 cases

Neurosurgery. 1989 Nov;25(5):699-707; discussion 708. doi: 10.1097/00006123-198911000-00003.

Abstract

The cases of 18 patients operated on for hemangioblastoma of the spinal cord were reviewed. There were 11 men and 7 women. (M:F = 1.6:1) and in 15 patients, the onset of spinal symptoms was before the age of 40 years. There were 19 intradural and 2 extradural tumors. The tumor was accompanied by a cyst in 9 patients (50%). There were 6 cases of Lindau's disease, including 3 cases of multiple spinal tumors. Symptoms improved postoperatively in 13 patients. were unchanged in 2, and were aggravated in 3. At the present time, magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA) enhancement is the most useful tool for precise localization of the tumor and differentiation of any accompanying cyst.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Hemangiosarcoma / diagnosis
  • Hemangiosarcoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangiosarcoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / surgery*