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A rare case of cavernous lymphangioma in the epidural space of the cervicothoracic spine.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Jan 01; 32(1):E48-51.S

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN

A case report.

OBJECTIVES

To report and discuss a case of lymphangioma in the epidural space of the cervicothoracic spine.

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA

Lymphangioma of the soft tissue is not uncommon, but lymphangiomas presenting as a spinal soft tissue tumor in the epidural space are extremely rare.

METHODS

A 61-year-old woman with pain and numbness in the left arm. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a half ring-shaped soft tissue mass in the left epidural space from the C6 to T1 level. The patient underwent osteoplastic laminectomy from C6 to T1. Histopathologic diagnosis of the resected tumor was cavernous lymphangioma.

RESULTS

One year after the operation, the patient reported mild pain in left upper limb, but there was no evidence of local recurrence on magnetic resonance imaging.

CONCLUSION

To the authors' knowledge, this is an extremely rare reported case of lymphangioma presenting as a spinal soft tissue tumor in the cervicothoracic epidural space. Further observation is recommended because of the possibility of local recurrence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China. penguin120@163.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17202881

Citation

Chu, Ming, et al. "A Rare Case of Cavernous Lymphangioma in the Epidural Space of the Cervicothoracic Spine." Spine, vol. 32, no. 1, 2007, pp. E48-51.
Chu M, Li G, Wei L, et al. A rare case of cavernous lymphangioma in the epidural space of the cervicothoracic spine. Spine. 2007;32(1):E48-51.
Chu, M., Li, G., Wei, L., Lin, Y., Qi, J., Wang, C., & Zhao, S. (2007). A rare case of cavernous lymphangioma in the epidural space of the cervicothoracic spine. Spine, 32(1), E48-51.
Chu M, et al. A Rare Case of Cavernous Lymphangioma in the Epidural Space of the Cervicothoracic Spine. Spine. 2007 Jan 1;32(1):E48-51. PubMed PMID: 17202881.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A rare case of cavernous lymphangioma in the epidural space of the cervicothoracic spine. AU - Chu,Ming, AU - Li,Guozhong, AU - Wei,Lanlan, AU - Lin,Youzhi, AU - Qi,Jiping, AU - Wang,Chao, AU - Zhao,Shiguang, PY - 2007/1/5/pubmed PY - 2007/2/23/medline PY - 2007/1/5/entrez SP - E48 EP - 51 JF - Spine JO - Spine VL - 32 IS - 1 N2 - STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVES: To report and discuss a case of lymphangioma in the epidural space of the cervicothoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lymphangioma of the soft tissue is not uncommon, but lymphangiomas presenting as a spinal soft tissue tumor in the epidural space are extremely rare. METHODS: A 61-year-old woman with pain and numbness in the left arm. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a half ring-shaped soft tissue mass in the left epidural space from the C6 to T1 level. The patient underwent osteoplastic laminectomy from C6 to T1. Histopathologic diagnosis of the resected tumor was cavernous lymphangioma. RESULTS: One year after the operation, the patient reported mild pain in left upper limb, but there was no evidence of local recurrence on magnetic resonance imaging. CONCLUSION: To the authors' knowledge, this is an extremely rare reported case of lymphangioma presenting as a spinal soft tissue tumor in the cervicothoracic epidural space. Further observation is recommended because of the possibility of local recurrence. SN - 1528-1159 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17202881/A_rare_case_of_cavernous_lymphangioma_in_the_epidural_space_of_the_cervicothoracic_spine_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.brs.0000250992.55556.fe DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -