Infiltrating spinal angiolipoma with paraplegia and hydrocephalus: A rare case report

Velayudhan, Dewaraj and Bhat, Shyamasunder N and Mohanty, Simanchal P (2021) Infiltrating spinal angiolipoma with paraplegia and hydrocephalus: A rare case report. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 16 (2). pp. 295-299. ISSN 1658-3612

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Abstract

Angiolipoma is a rare subtype of lipoma that contains both mature adipocytes and a rich vascular component.Infiltrating spinal angiolipomas causes surgical challenges with potential on-table injuries to adjacent structures. We present a rare case of infiltrating spinal angiolipoma in a 76-year-old woman who presented with paraplegia and hydrocephalus. At the time of presentation, the patient was bedridden for 3 months due to a complete loss of motor power. Imaging examination revealed a lesion involving the T6 vertebra with compressive myelopathy.The patient underwent spinal decompression and resection of the lesion, which turned out to be an infiltrating angiolipoma by histological examination. This is a unique case because spinal angiolipoma is extremely uncommon and such lesions generally manifest without infiltration.This case report highlights the existence and importance of spinal angiolipoma as a differential diagnosis of chronic backache resulting in neurological deficits and hydrocephalus

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrocephalus; Infiltrating; Paraplegia; Spinal angiolipoma; Spinal decompression
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2021 06:00
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2021 06:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156825

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