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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
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DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023294.5236
Published online: 22 November 2023

Case report
J of IMAB. 2023 Oct-Dec;29(4):5236-5239
AN UNCOMMON CASE OF FILUM TERMINALE HEMANGIOBLASTOMA NON-ASSOCIATED WITH VON HIPPEL – LINDAU DISEASE
Todor Shamov1ORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Tihomir Eftimov1ORCID logo, Georgi K. Georgiev1ORCID logo, Rosen T. Rousseff2ORCID logo,
1)Department of Neurosurgery, Military Medical Academy – Sofia, Bulgaria.
2)Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University - Pleven, Bulgaria.

ABSTRACT:
A 55-year-old man presented with low backache, paraesthesia, and spasticity of both lower limbs. He had urinary retention and constipation.
Investigations revealed a vascular intradural cauda equina tumor. MRI scan demonstrated an enhancing mass at the third and fourth lumbar vertebral levels. There were multiple dilated and tortuous veins draining from both poles of the tumor.
At surgery, we found a well-defined tumor with an orange hue and fleshy consistency was encountered arising from the filum terminale, comprising a few adjacent nerve roots. The tumor was excised en bloc. The filum terminale was also been resected.
A sporadic hemangioblastoma arising from the filum terminale should be considered as a rare cause of back pain and sciatica. Total excision of the tumor offers a cure.

Keywords: Cauda equine, Filum terminale, hemangioblastoma, von Hippel–Lindau syndrome,

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Please cite this article as: Shamov T, Eftimov T, Georgiev GK, Rousseff RT. An uncommon case of filum terminale hemangioblastoma non-associated with von Hippel – Lindau disease. J of IMAB. 2023 Oct-Dec;29(4):5236-5239. [Crossref - 10.5272/jimab.2023294.5236]

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. prof. Todor Shamov MD, PhD, Military Medical Academy - Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: shamov@abv.bg

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Received: 19 May 2023
Published online: 22 November 2023

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