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January 1942

HEMANGIOMA OF VERTEBRA ASSOCIATED WITH COMPRESSION OF THE CORDRESPONSE TO RADIATION THERAPY

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From the Departments of Neurology and Roentgenology, the University of Michigan Medical School.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(1):19-29. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290010029002
Abstract

The roentgenologic characteristics of hemangioma of the vertebral column were first described by Perman in 1926.1 This report was based on the observations in a case of his own in which operation had been performed and also on a case previously reported by Gold2; in both compression of the cord was exhibited. The same roentgenologic features were reported by Bailey and Bucy3 in 1929 in a case of compression myelopathy associated with a vertebral hemangioma. Since the publication of these reports vertebral hemangioma has been recognized clinically with increased frequency. The chief interest has centered in those cases in which the lesion caused or was associated with compression of the spinal cord or the cauda equina. These cases are relatively rare, 52 having been reported up to the present time4; the majority of vertebral hemangiomas are clinically silent.

In the 52 cases of compression of the

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