Volume 21, Issue 3 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Autumn 2014)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2014, 21(3): 240-244 | Back to browse issues page

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, arash.motaghi@umsha.ac.ir
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Introduction: Hemangioma is the commonest tumor of vertebral body and is seen in 10% of people as an incidental finding but in less than 1% becomes symptomatic. The commonest sign is pain and rarely causes neurological symptom or pathologic fracture.

Case Report: The patient was a 55 year old man with the history of back pain for 2 year and a progressive gait disturbance within 3 weak before admission. Both legs were spastic on ex-amination and an aggressive hemangioma of T7 vertebrae with epidural extension was dis-closed in imaging. He had simultaneously asymptomatic hemangioma of T11. He underwent neoadjuvant embolization and anterior corpectomy and both anterior and posterior fixation. After 3 months the patient’s operative myelopathy symptoms resolved and after one year follow-up he was asymptomatic. Conclusion: Despite the high prevalence of vertebral hemangioma it rarely causes myelopathy and needs surgical treatment.

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