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Eur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17 Suppl 2:S299-303. doi: 10.1007/s00586-008-0592-2. Epub 2008 Jan 26.

Symptomatic vertebral hemangioma in pregnancy treated antepartum. A case report with review of literature.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital, 313, Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 641 011, India.

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Pregnancy related compressive myelopathy secondary to vertebral hemangioma is a rare occurrence and its treatment antepartum is rare. We report a 22-year-old lady in her 26th-week of pregnancy who was treated in two stages--antepartum with a laminectomy and posterior stabilization. This resulted in complete recovery of the neurological deficits. She delivered a normal baby after 3 months, following which a corpectomy and fusion was performed. This two-staged approach appears safe and effective in treating symptomatic vertebral haemangiomas causing neurological deficits during pregnancy. A review of relevant literature has been done.

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