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Traumatic bleeding of spinal angiolipoma presenting with subacute paraparesis--a case report and histopathological aspects.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK.
British Journal of Neurosurgery (Impact Factor: 0.86). 12/2010; 24(6):714-5. DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2010.520760
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ABSTRACT Spinal angiolipoma is a rare benign tumour. It usually presents as a slowly progressive compressive lesion. Bleeding in this tumour is extremely rare and is spontaneous and acute. This is the first reported case of post-traumatic bleeding from a spinal angiolipoma, who developed subacute progressive paraparesis. The pathological definition of this rare entity is not well established. Histologically it is distinct from cutaneous angiolipoma.

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