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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1995;24(7): 831-834.
Spinal Angiolipoma: Case Report with A Review of The Literature.
Dong Jun Lim, Jung Yul Park, Tae Hyung Cho, Heung Seob Chung, Jung Keun Seo, Hoon Kap Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Spinal angiolipomas are distinct but rare benign lesions composed of mature lipocytes admixed with abnormal blood vessels that vary from capillary to sinusoid or from venular to arterial in size. They account of 0.14% to 1.2% of all spinal axial tumors, 2% to 3% of extradural spinal tumors, and 16% to 35% of spinal lipomas. The tumors are mostly extradural and have a predilection site in the midthoracic region. The symptoms are usually due to cord compression. Magnetic resornance imaging is the diagnostic choice and surgery is universally successful in relieving the symptoms. The authors report a case of spinal angiolipoma in a 35-year-old female which was successfully treated by operation. A review of the literature on this lesion is also presented.
Key Words: Angiolipoma; Midthoracic; Extradural; Spinal cord
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