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Isolated hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2001 Mar; 45(1):58-62.JN

Abstract

The filum terminale is an exceptional location for isolated hemangioblastoma. Only five cases are reported in literature, prior to the magnetic resonance imaging era. A 57-year-old man was referred to our Department with a prolonged history of progressive back pain, particularly severe when recumbent, and recurrent unilateral sciatalgia. Computed tomography demonstrated a non-homogeneous mass at L4 level. Magnetic resonance imaging displayed earliness and homogeneous enhancement of the mass with tortuous vessels above the rostral pole of the tumour, suggesting the diagnosis of a vascular tumour. The tumour was totally removed. Histological examination confirmed the hemangioblastoma diagnosis. The case indicates that hemangioblastoma, although uncommon, must be taken into consideration in cauda equina tumour diagnosis, and also emphasises the specificity of magnetic resonance features.

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Neurosurgical Institute, School of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11466510

Citation

Farneti, M, et al. "Isolated Hemangioblastoma of the Filum Terminale. Case Report." Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, vol. 45, no. 1, 2001, pp. 58-62.
Farneti M, Ferracini R, Migliore A, et al. Isolated hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report. J Neurosurg Sci. 2001;45(1):58-62.
Farneti, M., Ferracini, R., Migliore, A., Trapella, G., & Veronesi, V. (2001). Isolated hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, 45(1), 58-62.
Farneti M, et al. Isolated Hemangioblastoma of the Filum Terminale. Case Report. J Neurosurg Sci. 2001;45(1):58-62. PubMed PMID: 11466510.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Isolated hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report. AU - Farneti,M, AU - Ferracini,R, AU - Migliore,A, AU - Trapella,G, AU - Veronesi,V, PY - 2001/7/24/pubmed PY - 2001/9/14/medline PY - 2001/7/24/entrez SP - 58 EP - 62 JF - Journal of neurosurgical sciences JO - J Neurosurg Sci VL - 45 IS - 1 N2 - The filum terminale is an exceptional location for isolated hemangioblastoma. Only five cases are reported in literature, prior to the magnetic resonance imaging era. A 57-year-old man was referred to our Department with a prolonged history of progressive back pain, particularly severe when recumbent, and recurrent unilateral sciatalgia. Computed tomography demonstrated a non-homogeneous mass at L4 level. Magnetic resonance imaging displayed earliness and homogeneous enhancement of the mass with tortuous vessels above the rostral pole of the tumour, suggesting the diagnosis of a vascular tumour. The tumour was totally removed. Histological examination confirmed the hemangioblastoma diagnosis. The case indicates that hemangioblastoma, although uncommon, must be taken into consideration in cauda equina tumour diagnosis, and also emphasises the specificity of magnetic resonance features. SN - 0390-5616 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11466510/Isolated_hemangioblastoma_of_the_filum_terminale__Case_report_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3268 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -