Intradural hemangiopericytoma of the thoracic spine: a case report

Intradural hemangiopericytoma of the thoracic spine: a case report

Publication year: 2011
Source: The Spine Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 8 June 2011
Paul D., Ackerman , Ahmad, Khaldi , John F., Shea
Background context: Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) occurs infrequently in the central nervous system. Spinal involvement is particularly uncommon; and intradural localization is rare. Here, we describe an intradural extramedullary thoracic HPC that went undiagnosed initially on computed tomography scan of the abdomen. Purpose: To describe the clinical presentation and operative management of a patient diagnosed with an intradural extramedullary thoracic HPC that was missed on initial workup. We also describe the pathologic features of HPC. Study design: Case report. Methods: Chart review and literature search. Case: A 58-year-old man presented with acute weakness of the lower extremities and bladder and bowel incontinence. Magnetic resonance imaging of his spine revealed a T10…

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