Cauda equina hemangioblastoma: Case report

Leodante Batista Da Costa, Agustinho De Andrade, Bruno Perocco Braga, Carlos Alberto Ribeiro

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Hemangioblastomas of the spinal cord are rare lesions, and those located at the cauda equina are even rarer. Most commonly these tumors are present in patients with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome. We describe here the case of a 48 years old woman with a pure radicular hemangioblastoma, not associated with VHL, presenting with radicular pain, diagnosed with magnetic ressonance imaging (MRI) and submitted to total resection with a very good outcome. To our knownledge, this is the second report to describe the MRI aspect of histologically proved hemangioblastoma of the cauda equina in a patient without clinical criteria for VHL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalArquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Issue number2 B
StatePublished - Jun 2003


  • Cauda eqüina
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry


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