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BMC Res Notes. 2016 Feb 29;9:132. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1944-3.

Spinal extradural angiolipoma manifested after normal vaginal delivery.

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1
Omdurman Military Hospital, P.O. Box 2613, 11111, Omdurman, Sudan. zakaria.mo@hotmail.com.
2
, Aljerief West 1st block plot number 398, P.O. Box 10995, Khartoum, Sudan. moayadmz@gmail.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Extradural spinal angiolipomas are extremely rare benign neoplasms made up of mature lipocytes with abnormal blood vessels. Spinal angiolipomas represent only 0.14-1.2% of all spinal axis tumours.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A case of thoracic spinal extradural angiolipoma producing acute spinal cord compression in a 35-year old housewife is presented. Patient presented with sudden onset of lower limbs paralysis and urinary incontinence for 1 month after vaginal delivery. Patient was diagnosed as dorsal spine angiolipoma which was treated surgically with excellent outcome.

CONCLUSIONS:

Spinal angiolipomas are rare tumours but it is mandatory to include it in the differential diagnosis of the spinal extradural space occupying lesions. Pregnancy and vaginal delivery may suddenly exacerbate the condition. The best investigation to choose to diagnose these lesions is definitely magnetic resonance imaging of the spine. The aim of treatment of extradural angiolipomas of the spine is to resect the tumour in Toto surgically with no need of adjuvant therapy, surgery alone can lead to excellent outcome.

PMID:
26928853
PMCID:
PMC4772527
DOI:
10.1186/s13104-016-1944-3
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