Intramedullary hemorrhage in spinal cord hemangioblastoma. Report of two cases

J Neurosurg. 1994 Dec;81(6):937-40. doi: 10.3171/jns.1994.81.6.0937.


The authors describe two cases of intramedullary hemorrhage caused by thoracic hemangioblastoma. Both patients presented with acute paraplegia. The lesion in the first case was diagnosed by myelography and in the second by magnetic resonance imaging. Emergency surgical evacuation of the intramedullary hematoma and tumor was performed in these patients. Hemangioblastoma was confirmed by histopathological examination in both cases. Both patients remain paraplegic after 7 and 1 years, respectively. Intramedullary hemorrhage is a rare and devastating effect of spinal hemangioblastoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemangioblastoma / complications*
  • Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Myelography
  • Paraplegia / etiology
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / etiology*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications*