[Spinal meningeal hemorrhage due to tumors: a report on 5 cases with arteriography (author's transl)]

Rev Neurol (Paris). 1978 Nov;134(11):685-92.
[Article in French]


Meningeal hemorrhages in 5 patients with tumors of the cauda equina are reported. In each case there were signs from the brain area which led to a false diagnosis of ruptured intracranial aneurism, before attention was drawn to the cauda equina by a relapse with hemorrhage or other signs. The value of medullary arteriography for positively diagnosing cauda equina tumors, and their differential diagnosis from medullary arteriovenous malformations--principal cause of spinal meningeal hemorrhages--is discussed, as well as the necessity for systematically evoking this topography in children and young adults when arteriographic exploration is negative.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Cauda Equina*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ependymoma / complications*
  • Ependymoma / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meninges / blood supply
  • Spinal Cord / blood supply*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis