Cavernous angioma of the cauda equina: case report

Cavernous angioma of the cauda equina: case report

Alternative title Angioma cavernoso de cauda equina: relato de caso
Author Falavigna, Asdrubal Google Scholar
Righesso Neto, Orlando Google Scholar
Santos, José Augusto Nasser dos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferraz, Fernando Antonio Patriani Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Caxias do Sul University Department of Neurosurgery
Caxias do Sul University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract We present a rare case of cavernous angioma of the cauda equina and review the eleven cases available in the literature. A 44-year-old woman presented with low back pain and sciatica associated with bowel and bladder dysfunction and motor weakness of the lower extremity. The MRI revealed an enhancing, heterogeneous and hyperintense intradural lesion compressing the cauda equina roots at the L4 level. Laminectomy at L3-L4 and total removal of the tumor were performed without additional neurological deficit. Pathology revealed a cavernous angioma. The literature, clinical presentation, technical examinations, and treatment are reviewed.

Relatamos um caso de angioma cavernoso de cauda equina em mulher de 44 anos de idade com sintomas de lombociatalgia associada a fraqueza de membros inferiores e disfunção esfincteriana vesical e anal. Exame de ressonância magnética evidenciou lesão expansiva intradural heterogênea e hiperintensa na cauda eqüina. Indicado tratamento cirúrgico com remoção completa através de laminectomia L3 e L4. O exame anatomopatológico foi compatível com angioma cavernoso. Os onze casos encontrados na literatura são revisados correlacionando a apresentação clínica, tratamento proposto e prognóstico.
Keywords cavernous angioma
cauda equina
cavernoma
angioma cavernoso
cauda eqüina
cavernoma
Language English
Date 2004-06-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, v. 62, n. 2b, p. 531-534, 2004.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Extent 531-534
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2004000300029
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0004-282X2004000300029 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/2108

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