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Vol. 43, No. 2, 2007
Issue release date: February 2007
Section title: Case Report
Pediatr Neurosurg 2007;43:125–129
(DOI:10.1159/000098386)

Spinal Capillary Hemangioma in Infants: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

Karikari I.O.a · Selznick L.A.a · Cummings T.J.b · George T.M.a
aPediatric Neurosurgery Service and bDivision of Neuropathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., USA

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 10/4/2005
Accepted: 9/3/2006
Published online: 3/1/2007
Issue release date: February 2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1016-2291 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0305 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PNE

Abstract

We report the case of 2 infants born with a lumbar dermal sinus tract and an overlying angiomatous skin lesion referred to our pediatric neurosurgery service for evaluation of a tethered cord. Both infants were born with a lumbar dimple and were found to have a large cutaneous hemangioma without neurologic symptoms. An MRI of the lumbar spine revealed an isointense mass in the dorsal epidural at L4 with an adjacent mass effect and extension into the overlying soft tissues. The spinal cord also appeared to be tethered with a fatty filum terminale. We performed a lumbar laminectomy and laminoplasty to remove the mass and to release the tethered cord. Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of capillary hemangioma. Several case reports describe spinal capillary hemangiomas in adults, but only one found in the literature describes a case in an infant. We provide a review of the literature of spinal capillary hemangiomas and support the practice of evaluating infants with cutaneous lumbosacral hemangiomas for underlying spinal cord abnormalities.

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Author Contacts

Timothy M. George, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgery Service, Division of Neurosurgery
PO Box 3272, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710 (USA)
Tel. +1 919 684 5013, Fax +1 919 684 8274, E-Mail georg017@mc.duke.edu

  

Article Information

Received: October 4, 2005
Accepted after revision: March 9, 2006
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 4, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 22

  

Publication Details

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Vol. 43, No. 2, Year 2007 (Cover Date: February 2007)

Journal Editor: Frim, D.M. (Chicago, Ill.)
ISSN: 1016–2291 (print), 1423–0305 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PNE


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 10/4/2005
Accepted: 9/3/2006
Published online: 3/1/2007
Issue release date: February 2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1016-2291 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0305 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PNE


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