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TELLEZ GAMAYO, Gerardo et al. Spinal extradural cavernous angioma. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.6, pp.973-977. ISSN 1029-3019.

The clinical case of a white 57 year-old patient is presented, with clinical pattern of dorsal medullary compression, reason why a laminectomy of D5-D7 was carried out, with resection of an extradural, rounded, wine colored lesion, of 3x2x2 cm. The results of the biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of an angiomatous malformation (cavernoma). Surgery is the ideal treatment for these types of lesions and the spine magnetic resonance is an useful study to diagnose and to treat those affected.

Keywords : cavernous angioma; angiomatous malformation; cavernoma; spinal vascular malformation; extradural lesion; laminectomy.

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