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Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale.
J Clin Neurosci. 2006 Feb; 13(2):285-8.JC

Abstract

A 52-year-old man presented with low backache, paraesthesiae and spasticity of both lower limbs. He had urinary retention and constipation. Investigations revealed a vascular intradural cauda equina-conus tumor. MRI scan demonstrated an enhancing mass at the second and third lumbar vertebral levels. There were multiple dilated and tortuous veins draining from both poles of the tumor. Digital subtraction spinal angiogram showed the tumor to be supplied mainly by the radiculo-medullary artery from first lumbar artery and dural branches of the second and third lumbar arteries. At surgery, after pre-operative embolization, a well-defined tumor with an orange hue and fleshy consistency was encountered arising from the filum terminale. The tumor was excised en bloc. A sporadic hemangioblastoma arising from the filum terminale should be considered as a rare cause of back pain and sciatica. Total excision of the tumor offers cure.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, India. tdnadkarni@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16459083

Citation

Nadkarni, Trimurti D., et al. "Hemangioblastoma of the Filum Terminale." Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, vol. 13, no. 2, 2006, pp. 285-8.
Nadkarni TD, Menon RK, Desai KI, et al. Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. J Clin Neurosci. 2006;13(2):285-8.
Nadkarni, T. D., Menon, R. K., Desai, K. I., & Goel, A. (2006). Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 13(2), 285-8.
Nadkarni TD, et al. Hemangioblastoma of the Filum Terminale. J Clin Neurosci. 2006;13(2):285-8. PubMed PMID: 16459083.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. AU - Nadkarni,Trimurti D, AU - Menon,Ram Kumar, AU - Desai,Ketan I, AU - Goel,Atul, Y1 - 2006/02/03/ PY - 2004/11/22/received PY - 2005/02/28/accepted PY - 2006/2/7/pubmed PY - 2006/4/28/medline PY - 2006/2/7/entrez SP - 285 EP - 8 JF - Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia JO - J Clin Neurosci VL - 13 IS - 2 N2 - A 52-year-old man presented with low backache, paraesthesiae and spasticity of both lower limbs. He had urinary retention and constipation. Investigations revealed a vascular intradural cauda equina-conus tumor. MRI scan demonstrated an enhancing mass at the second and third lumbar vertebral levels. There were multiple dilated and tortuous veins draining from both poles of the tumor. Digital subtraction spinal angiogram showed the tumor to be supplied mainly by the radiculo-medullary artery from first lumbar artery and dural branches of the second and third lumbar arteries. At surgery, after pre-operative embolization, a well-defined tumor with an orange hue and fleshy consistency was encountered arising from the filum terminale. The tumor was excised en bloc. A sporadic hemangioblastoma arising from the filum terminale should be considered as a rare cause of back pain and sciatica. Total excision of the tumor offers cure. SN - 0967-5868 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16459083/Hemangioblastoma_of_the_filum_terminale_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0967-5868(06)00024-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -