Hemorrhagic Thoracic Spinal Epidural Angiolipoma: A Case Report
Spinal epidural angiolipomas are rare benign tumors. The tumors contain both vascular and mature adipose components. Typically, they present with a progressive clinical course. Acute presentation is rare. We present a case of a fifteen-year-old girl who presented with a sudden onset of backpain followed by paraparesis with bladder and bowel incontinence. Neurological examination showed sensory loss below T10 with Grade 2 motor power. Spinal MRI showed long segment extradural lesion at T6-T9 level. Multiple laminectomy and excision of the tumor containing areas of hemorrhage was performed. Histopathology report revealed angiolipoma.
How to Cite
All material submitted for publication is assumed to be submitted exclusively to the IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM) unless the contrary is stated. Manuscript decisions are based on a double-blinded peer review process. The Editor retains the right to determine the style and if necessary, edit and shorten any material accepted for publication.
IMJM retain copyright to all the articles published in the journal. All final ‘proof’ submissions must be accompanied by a completed Copyright Assignment Form, duly signed by all authors. The author(s) or copyright owner(s) irrevocably grant(s) to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the research article in its entirety or in part, in any format or medium, provided that no substantive errors are introduced in the process, proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given, and that the bibliographic details are not changed. If the article is reproduced or disseminated in part, this must be clearly and unequivocally indicated.