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Resection of spinal hemangioblastoma

| AANSNeurosurgery

Giuseppe Lanzino, M.D., Saul F. Morales-Valero, M.D., and William E. Krauss, M.D.

Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota

Abstract: Spinal cord hemangioblastomas occur as sporadic lesions or in the setting of Von Hippel-Lindau disease. In this intraoperative video we present a case of sporadic cervical cord hemangioblastoma and illustrate the main surgical steps to achieve safe and complete resection which include: identification and division of the feeding arteries; careful circumferential dissection of the tumor from the surrounding gliotic cord; identification, isolation and division of the main venous drainage and single piece removal of the tumor.

Corresponding Author: Giuseppe Lanzino, M.D., Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 SW First Street, Rochester, MN 55905. Email:

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