Intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations presenting with unexplained chest pain: Case report and review of the literature

Salvatore Savasta, Mattia Algeri, Elisabetta De Sando, Alessandro Lozza, Georgia Mussati, Davide Locatelli, Gian Luigi Marseglia

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Abstract

Intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations are very uncommon in pediatric age, with only 26 cases reported within the available literature to date. The diagnosis of such lesions is often difficult and delayed because of their rarity and bizarre clinical presentation. Case report: We report a case of intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformation in a girl, in which sudden onset chest pain was the only presenting symptom, followed by appearance of neurological deficits after 5 days. We review the available literature discussing clinical features and principles of management of these lesions in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Cavernous malformation
  • Chest pain
  • Intramedullary cavernoma
  • Spinal intramedullary lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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