Spinal cavernous angioma: A rare cause of subarachnoid hemorrhage

Nicola Acciarri, Roberto Padovani, Eugenio Pozzati, Giulio Gaist, Valeria Manetto

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A case of cervical intrathecal extramedullary cavernous angioma is presented. The rarity of this lesion in comparison with the more frequent vertebral cavernous angiomas with secondary extension to the epidural space is emphasized. The special features of this case are noted: the acute clinical onset due to recurrent subarachnoid hemorrhages, the visualization only by means of magnetic resonance imaging, and the unusual cervical level. The most debated characteristics of these lesions and the relevant literature are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • Cavernous angioma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Spinal cord
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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