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


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.


Angiolipoma; General surgery; Spine

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