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Tunis Med. 2006 Aug;84(8):509-12.

[Hemangiopericytoma of the lumbar spine].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service De roadiologie Institut National De Neurologie De Tunis.


Hemangiocytoma are rare malignant vascular tumor. Vertebral location is uncommun. They occur preferentially at the lumbo-sacrul spine with paravertebral extension. The features include spinal pains, para vertebral tumefaction and paresthesia. The CT and MRI scans can help to diagnosis which is histological. The treatment is surgical combined or no with radiotherapy. The pronostic is marqued by the recidive risk and metastases. We report a new case of vertebral hemangiopericytoma of the thoraco-lumbar spine with litteratur review.

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