Postpartum Paraparesis Due to Aggressive Vertebral Hemangioma Causing Spinal Cord Compression Presenting for Emergency Cesarean Section
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Vertebral hemangiomas are common benign vascular tumors of the spine occurring in 10–12% of population that largely remain asymptomatic. Only in less than 1% of cases, they behave aggressively and become symptomatic . Pregnancy is a known risk factor due to altered physiological changes (hemodynamic and hormonal changes). The management of these symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas during pregnancy is challenging and controversial . We report a case of management of sudden onset of paraparesis, admitted for emergency cesarean in our hospital.
CM and CD first saw the patient. SSB was the operating surgeon, while CM was the anesthetist. MJ was the involved spine surgeon along with CD. SSB and CD followed up the patient. MJ and CM wrote up the paper. All authors read and approved the manuscript
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