Intramedullary hemorrhage in spinal cord hemangioblastoma. Report of two cases

J. S. Yu, M. P. Short, J. Schumacher, P. H. Chapman, G. R. Harsh IV

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The authors describe two cases of intramedullary hemorrhage caused by thoracic hemangioblastoma. Both patients presented with acute paraplegia. The lesion in the first case was diagnosed by myelography and in the second by magnetic resonance imaging. Emergency surgical evacuation of the intramedullary hematoma and tumor was performed in these patients. Hemangioblastoma was confirmed by histopathological examination in both cases. Both patients remain paraplegic after 7 and 1 years, respectively. Intramedullary hemorrhage is a rare and devastating effect of spinal hemangioblastoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)937-940
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • hemangioblastoma
  • intramedullary hemorrhage
  • spinal cord tumor
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • von Hippel-Lindau disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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