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Korean J Spine. 2017 Sep;14(3):112-114. doi: 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.3.112. Epub 2017 Sep 30.

Angiolipoma on the Lumbar Spine.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, VHS Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
2
Department of Pathology, VHS Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Angiolipomas are composed of mature adipose tissue and blood vessels. Spinal angiolipomas are rare benign tumors with a good prognosis, and most symptoms are due to progressive compression of the spinal cord and root. The treatment of choice is total resection without any additional therapy. We report a case of an epidural angiolipoma on the lumbar spine in a 69-year-old man with weakness of the lower extremities. Lumbar magnetic resonance images revealed a well-enhanced epidural mass. He underwent laminectomy, and the tumor was completely removed. Pathologic examination confirmed the tumor was an angiolipoma. The patient's symptoms gradually improved postoperatively.

KEYWORDS:

Angiolipoma; General surgery; Spine

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