volume 29, issue 2, P281-284 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.958056
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Abstract: Hemangioblastomas (HGBs) are benign tumors that occur sporadically or as part of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. 6-8% of spinal HGBs are extramedullary in location, and basically referred to as HGB of the spinal nerve root. Purely extradural (ED) location is the rarest form of these tumors. We report a case of a non-VHL patient with large thoracic ED HGB, who presented with myelopathy due to cord compression. We emphasize the importance of correct pre-operative diagnosis as well as pre-operative embolization …

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