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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 32(5); 2002 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2002;32(5): 477-480.
Spinal Epidural Cavernous Hemangioma of the Upper Thoracic Vertebrae: Case Report.
Yong Ho Yang, Ho Jin Kim, Jae Kyu Kang, Yong Sook Park
Department of Neurosurgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. s02y05@hitel.net
ABSTRACT
Primary spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma has been rarely reported in the literature. The authors report a case of spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma on C7-T3 in a 46-year-old man suffered from sensoirmotor impairment and gait disturbance. Based on the imaging characteristics and review of literatures, the roles of preoperative neuroradiological diagnosis and the need for complete surgical resection are discussed.
Key Words: Cavernous hemangioma; Spinal epidural space; Neuroimaging
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