Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Hemorrhagic Paraganglioma of the Cauda Equina: Case Report and Review of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features

Woo Yat Ming Peter1*, Hung Sze Lok1, Wong Kai Sing Alain1, Iu Po Ping2, Chan Kwong Yau1 and Kwok Ching Kwong John1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, China
2Department of Radiology, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Corresponding author : Woo Yat Ming Peter
Department of Neurosurgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, China
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: March 03, 2014 Accepted: April 15, 2014 Published: April 19, 2014
Citation: Woo PYM, Hung RSL, Wong AKS, Iu PP, Chan KY et al.,(2014) Hemorrhagic Paraganglioma of the Cauda Equina: Case Report and Review of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features. J Spine Neurosurg 3:4 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000147

Abstract

Hemorrhagic Paraganglioma of the Cauda Equina: Case Report and Review of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features

Cauda equina paragangliomas are rare tumors and are known to be highly vascular. Most patients are middle-aged adult males that present with non-specific symptoms of chronic lumbar back pain. We report a patient with acute cauda equina syndrome caused by a hemorrhagic cauda equina paraganglioma. Intraoperatively a hypervascular intradural extramedullary tumor was encountered and completely excised by first performing circumferential microsurgical devascularization.

Keywords: Paraganglioma; Cauda equina; Magnetic resonance imaging

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