Isolated hemangioblastoma of the cervical spinal cord: A case report and literature review

Dat T. Vo, George F. Cravens, Robert E. Germann

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Abstract

Introduction Hemangioblastomas are benign, slow growing but highly vascularized tumors of the central nervous system, with the most common location of occurrence in the posterior fossa. Hemangioblastomas usually have an associated with patients that have Von-Hippel Lindau disease, resulting a germline mutation in the VHL tumor suppressor gene. Isolated or sporadic occurrences of hemangioblastomas are much more infrequent and typically respond well after surgery. Presentation of case We present case of a 22 year old female with worsening shoulder pain, decreased sensation in the hands and feet, and decreasing strength and was found to have a hemangioblastoma of the cervical spine. Discussion The patient was treated with surgery and responded well to treatment. We also present a review of the literature on isolated occurrences of hemangioblastomas of the spinal cord. Conclusion Isolated hemangioblastoma are a rare tumor of the central nervous system and can be managed with surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Case report
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Laminectomy
  • Myelotomy
  • Vascular tumor
  • Von-Hippel Lindau

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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