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Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2015 Apr;20(2):159-63. doi: 10.17712/nsj.2015.2.20140463.

Management of infiltrating spinal epidural angiolipoma.

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Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada. E-mail: mustafanadi@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Angiolipomas of the spine are rare benign tumors commonly presenting with compressive myelopathy. The present report describes a case of spinal angiolipoma with thoracic mediastinal extension in a 50-year-old woman. She presented with a long-standing history of mid-back pain with progressive lower extremities weakness. An MRI showed a heterogeneously enhancing mass located in the posterior epidural space of the thoracic spine with mediastinal extension. Histopathological examination demonstrated features consistent with spinal angiolipoma. This report emphasizes the diagnosis and therapeutic management options of infiltrating spinal angiolipomas.

PMID:
25864069
PMCID:
PMC4727632
DOI:
10.17712/nsj.2015.2.20140463
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