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Thoracic nerve root hemangioblastoma: a rare cause of posterior mediastinal mass.
World Neurosurg 2012; 78(1-2):192.E1-3WN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Hemangioblastomas are benign tumors that occur sporadically or as part of von Hippel-Lindau disease. Occasionally, they have an extramedullary location along the nerve roots and, rarely, are purely extradural.

CASE DESCRIPTION

We report a rare case of a completely extradural large hemangioblastoma in a 32-year-old man presenting with radiculopathy and a posterior mediastinal mass. Screening revealed a similar tumor in the right cerebellar hemisphere. The patient underwent a right paramedian suboccipital craniotomy and total excision of the cerebellar tumor, followed by a left lateral thoracotomy and complete excision of the mediastinal lesion. The patient had an uneventful recovery.

CONCLUSIONS

Hemangioblastomas should be considered in the diagnosis of posterior mediastinal tumors in the presence of typical imaging features or with associated intra-axial tumors, so as to plan preoperative angiography and embolization.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, P D Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22381304

Citation

Purandare, Harshad R., and Basant K. Misra. "Thoracic Nerve Root Hemangioblastoma: a Rare Cause of Posterior Mediastinal Mass." World Neurosurgery, vol. 78, no. 1-2, 2012, pp. 192.E1-3.
Purandare HR, Misra BK. Thoracic nerve root hemangioblastoma: a rare cause of posterior mediastinal mass. World Neurosurg. 2012;78(1-2):192.E1-3.
Purandare, H. R., & Misra, B. K. (2012). Thoracic nerve root hemangioblastoma: a rare cause of posterior mediastinal mass. World Neurosurgery, 78(1-2), pp. 192.E1-3. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2011.12.010.
Purandare HR, Misra BK. Thoracic Nerve Root Hemangioblastoma: a Rare Cause of Posterior Mediastinal Mass. World Neurosurg. 2012;78(1-2):192.E1-3. PubMed PMID: 22381304.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Thoracic nerve root hemangioblastoma: a rare cause of posterior mediastinal mass. AU - Purandare,Harshad R, AU - Misra,Basant K, Y1 - 2011/12/10/ PY - 2011/07/17/received PY - 2011/12/02/accepted PY - 2012/3/3/entrez PY - 2012/3/3/pubmed PY - 2012/10/17/medline SP - 192.E1 EP - 3 JF - World neurosurgery JO - World Neurosurg VL - 78 IS - 1-2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Hemangioblastomas are benign tumors that occur sporadically or as part of von Hippel-Lindau disease. Occasionally, they have an extramedullary location along the nerve roots and, rarely, are purely extradural. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a rare case of a completely extradural large hemangioblastoma in a 32-year-old man presenting with radiculopathy and a posterior mediastinal mass. Screening revealed a similar tumor in the right cerebellar hemisphere. The patient underwent a right paramedian suboccipital craniotomy and total excision of the cerebellar tumor, followed by a left lateral thoracotomy and complete excision of the mediastinal lesion. The patient had an uneventful recovery. CONCLUSIONS: Hemangioblastomas should be considered in the diagnosis of posterior mediastinal tumors in the presence of typical imaging features or with associated intra-axial tumors, so as to plan preoperative angiography and embolization. SN - 1878-8769 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22381304/Thoracic_nerve_root_hemangioblastoma:_a_rare_cause_of_posterior_mediastinal_mass_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1878-8750(11)01486-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -