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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(10), 343-345
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-10-4
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Multiple Intramedullary Cavernous Angioma of the Cervicothoracic Spine: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gao Chuanping1, and Wang Hexiang1

1Department of Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China

Pub. Date: November 07, 2016

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Gao Chuanping and Wang Hexiang. Multiple Intramedullary Cavernous Angioma of the Cervicothoracic Spine: Case Report and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(10):343-345. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-10-4


Intramedullary cavernous angioma (ImCA), which was originally thought to be an uncommon vascular lesion, has shown an increased incidence since the advent of magnetic resonance imaging. We present a case of multiple ImCAs in the cervicothoracic region. The patient presented with slow, progressive motor weakness in the upper and lower limbs. Surgical intervention was performed because of misdiagnosis as a spinal cord tumor. The patient underwent decompression surgery because no neoplasm was noted in the course of the operation. The angioma regressed on follow-up magnetic resonance images 3 months later.

multiple intramedullary cavernous angiomas spinal cord cervicothoracic segment decompression surgery magnetic resonance imaging

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