Intraosseous hemangioblastoma of the cervical spine: case report

J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Sep;27(3):312-315. doi: 10.3171/2017.3.SPINE1622. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Abstract

A 69-year-old woman presented with bilateral upper-extremity radiculopathy and neck pain after a mechanical fall. Admission CT and MRI of the cervical spine demonstrated a pathological C-4 fracture. Subsequent malignancy workup was negative. A CT-guided biopsy of the lesion showed intraosseous hemangioblastoma. Hemangioblastoma is a highly vascular, slow-growing tumor of the CNS; intraosseous location of this tumor is extremely rare. The authors review the diversity of its presentation and the treatment techniques of this rare tumor in an extremely rare location.

Keywords: VHL = von Hippel-Lindau; cervical spine; intraosseous hemangioblastoma; oncology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cervical Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
  • Cervical Vertebrae / pathology
  • Cervical Vertebrae / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fractures, Compression / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fractures, Compression / etiology
  • Fractures, Compression / pathology
  • Fractures, Compression / surgery
  • Hemangioblastoma / complications
  • Hemangioblastoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemangioblastoma / pathology
  • Hemangioblastoma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Spinal Fractures / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spinal Fractures / etiology
  • Spinal Fractures / pathology
  • Spinal Fractures / surgery
  • Spinal Neoplasms / complications
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery