[Capillary hemangioma of the spinal cord: case report].

  • Holanda M
  • Sarmento S
  • Andrade R
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We report a rare case of spinal cord capillary hemangioma in a 79-year-old woman, presented with paraparesia that had progressed within 8 months. Radiologically, the lesion resemble other vascular spinal cord tumors. The patient underwent surgery and the outcome was good. Histologically, the lesion resembled capillary hemangioma of skin or soft tissue, composed of lobules of small capillaries with associated feeding vessels, all enveloped by a delicate fibrous capsule. A review of the published cases in the literature is provided as well as a discussion of the clinical, radiological and histological aspects of the lesion and the differential diagnosis. Knowledge of its existence may avoid misdiagnosis of this benign lesion.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Aged
  • Capillary
  • Capillary: complications
  • Capillary: diagnosis
  • Capillary: surgery
  • Female
  • Hemangioma
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Paraparesis
  • Paraparesis: etiology
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms: complications
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms: diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms: surgery

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  • Maurus Marques De Almeida Holanda

  • Stênio Abrantes Sarmento

  • Rodrigo Vasconcelos Correia Lima De Andrade

  • Evaldo De Sousa Nóbrega

  • José Alberto Gonçalves Da Silva

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