, Volume 60, Issue 10, pp 1085–1087 | Cite as

Spinal intradural extramedullary cavernous hemangioma

  • Philippe Pétillon
  • Guido WilmsEmail author
  • Christian Raftopoulos
  • Thierry Duprez
Short Report


Spinal intradural extramedullary cavernous hemangiomas are very rare. Mixed intensities on T1- andT2-weighted images due to repeated hemorrhages and poor to absent contrast-enhancement are the most common imaging features of the disease allowing accurate differentiation from the far more frequent meningiomas and schwannomas of similar location.


Cavernous hemangioma Spinal tumor Intradural extramedullary spinal tumor 


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No funding was received for this study.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. For this type of study formal consent is not required.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cliniques Universitaires Saintt-Luc (UCLouvain)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUZLeuven Campus GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryCliniques Universitaires Saint-LucBrusselsBelgium

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