Conus medullaris hematomyelia associated with an intradural-extramedullary cavernous angioma

Luciano Mastronardi, Domenico Frondizi, Antonio Guiducci, Michele Nardi, Giulio Maira

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A unique case of a 50-year-old woman with a conus medullaris hematomyelia associated with a low thoracic intradural-extramedullary cavernous angioma localized 2 cm above is reported. The patient had a 2-month history of progressive paraparesis, hypoesthesia of legs, and bowel and bladder disturbances. The symptoms worsened acutely during the last days before admission. A thoraco-lumbar MRI showed a space-occupying lesion at T10-T11 (vertebral interspace associated with a hematomyelia localized about 2 cm below. A T10-L1 laminectomy was performed and complete removal of both lesions was obtained with microsurgical technique. A non-traumatic hematomyelia should always prompt the suspicion of a spinal AVM or, more rarely, of a cavernous angioma. The possible anatomical and clinical correlations of this unusual association are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalSpinal Cord
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Cavernous angioma
  • Extramedullary neoplasm
  • Hematomyelia
  • Intradural
  • MRI
  • Spinal surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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