Hemangioblastomas occur in 2 to 15% of reported series of intramedullary spinal cord tumors. They are benign, highly vascular tumors that can be cured with surgical resection. Complete removal of these tumors with low morbidity is possible with current microneurosurgical techniques and a thorough understanding of the typical relationship of the tumor to adjacent neural structures. This is an operative video of the authors’ experience with 16 intramedullary and 2 lumbosacral nerve root hemangioblastomas.
This information has been taken from Operative Management of Spinal Hemangioblastoma, a manuscript that can be read here: http://journals.lww.com/neurosurgery/… . It was submitted by corresponding author Christopher E. Mandigo, M.D. of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.