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April 1980

Multiple Vertebral Hemangiomas Resembling Metastases With Spinal Cord Compression

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Dr Zito) and Neurosurgery (Dr Kadis), the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(4):247-248. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500530085018

• A 58-year-old woman with spastic paraparesis had bony hemangiomas involving the spine, sacrum, and skull. Multiple bony lesions, paravertebral mass, abnormal serum protein levels, and myelopathy suggested multiple myeloma or metastatic neoplasm. Decompressive laminectomy demonstrated a benign capillary hemangioma.

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