Multiple hemangioblastomas accompanied by syringomyelia in the cerebellum and the spinal cord

Surg Neurol. 1984 Aug;22(2):197-203. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(84)90052-1.


The present report covers an autopsied case of multiple hemangioblastomas in the cerebellum and the spinal cord, which did not involve the retinas and other organs. An intramedullary hemangioblastoma was found at the C3-4 level of the spinal cord and similar small tumors were present at the C-7 and Th-4 levels. Multiple cysts were located from the C1-2 to the lumbar level; some of these seemed to be longitudinally continuous, like syringomyelic cavities. These findings appear only rarely in published reports of autopsied cases of hemangioblastomas in the spinal cord.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / complications*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / pathology
  • Hemangiosarcoma / complications*
  • Hemangiosarcoma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology
  • Syringomyelia / complications*
  • Syringomyelia / pathology