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Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report and review of the literature.
J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Jun; 26(2):281-5.JE

Abstract

Hemangioblastomas of the filum terminale are particularly rare tumors. The authors present the case of a 62-year-old woman with a 6 month history of low-back-pain, who underwent surgery for the removal of an hemangioblastoma affecting the cauda at L2-L3 level. This highly vascularized tumour is tightly adherent to the filum terminale and hence is a very challenging pathology to remove. Histologically it consisted in vascular structures interposed to a network of capillary-like vessels, surrounded by stromal cells. MRI, angiography with pre-surgical embolization, and radical surgery represent the focal points in the diagnosis and treatment of these tumours. The most relevant literature has been carefully reviewed.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17725110

Citation

Ciappetta, P, et al. "Hemangioblastoma of the Filum Terminale. Case Report and Review of the Literature." Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research : CR, vol. 26, no. 2, 2007, pp. 281-5.
Ciappetta P, Occhiogrosso G, Domenicucci M, et al. Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report and review of the literature. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2007;26(2):281-5.
Ciappetta, P., Occhiogrosso, G., Domenicucci, M., D'Andrea, G., Bastianello, S., & Frati, A. (2007). Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research : CR, 26(2), 281-5.
Ciappetta P, et al. Hemangioblastoma of the Filum Terminale. Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2007;26(2):281-5. PubMed PMID: 17725110.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hemangioblastoma of the filum terminale. Case report and review of the literature. AU - Ciappetta,P, AU - Occhiogrosso,G, AU - Domenicucci,M, AU - D'Andrea,G, AU - Bastianello,S, AU - Frati,A, PY - 2007/8/30/pubmed PY - 2007/9/25/medline PY - 2007/8/30/entrez SP - 281 EP - 5 JF - Journal of experimental & clinical cancer research : CR JO - J. Exp. Clin. Cancer Res. VL - 26 IS - 2 N2 - Hemangioblastomas of the filum terminale are particularly rare tumors. The authors present the case of a 62-year-old woman with a 6 month history of low-back-pain, who underwent surgery for the removal of an hemangioblastoma affecting the cauda at L2-L3 level. This highly vascularized tumour is tightly adherent to the filum terminale and hence is a very challenging pathology to remove. Histologically it consisted in vascular structures interposed to a network of capillary-like vessels, surrounded by stromal cells. MRI, angiography with pre-surgical embolization, and radical surgery represent the focal points in the diagnosis and treatment of these tumours. The most relevant literature has been carefully reviewed. SN - 0392-9078 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17725110/Hemangioblastoma_of_the_filum_terminale__Case_report_and_review_of_the_literature_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3268 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -