Extrathecal cavernous hemangioma

Surg Neurol. 1982 Dec;18(6):463-5. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(82)90191-4.


A case of extrathecal cavernous hemangioma, a rare entity, is presented. Some clinical, radiological, and histological features of the lesion are discussed. The unusual dumbbell-like growth of the tumor through an intervertebral foramen is considered, as well as the potential effectiveness of radiation therapy. The literature dealing with spinal hemangiomas and hemangioblastomas is summarized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Epidural Space*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Spinal Canal*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / physiopathology