Spinal cord hemangioblastoma presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage

Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 1998 Jun;38(6):355-8. doi: 10.2176/nmc.38.355.


A 41-year-old man presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) caused by a cervical spinal cord hemangioblastoma. There were no features to distinguish the SAH from that due to an intracranial lesion. The diagnosis was established by cerebral angiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The tumor was located in the right dorsolateral aspect of the cervical spinal cord. Hemilaminectomy was performed, and the tumor was completely removed. No postoperative neurological deficit was observed. The possibility of a spinal origin for SAH should be considered if no cranial origin can be detected.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Hemangioblastoma / diagnosis
  • Hemangioblastoma / pathology
  • Hemangioblastoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Male
  • Spinal Cord / pathology
  • Spinal Cord / surgery
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / pathology
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / surgery*