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Spinal Cord Hemangioblastomas: Surgical Management

  • Gautam U. Mehta
  • Russell R. LonserEmail author
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Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 6)

Abstract

Spinal cord hemangioblastomas are highly vascular benign tumors that occur sporadically or in the setting of von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). Currently, surgical resection is the treatment of choice for these tumors. Complete resection can be performed safely in most cases and is curative. Here, we review a technique for surgical resection, the functional outcomes after resection and management strategies for sporadic and VHL-associated spinal cord hemangioblastomas.

Keywords

Hemangioblastoma Spinal cord Surgery von Hippel-Lindau disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Neurology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeNational Institute of HealthBethesdaUSA

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