Epithelioid hemangioma of the spine: Two cases

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  • We report two cases of epithelioid hemangioma (EH) manifested in the thoracic spine with associated clinical, radiographic, and pathological findings. Epithelioid hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor that can involve any bone (including the spine in a subset of patients). Although recognized as a benign tumor by the WHO, it can display locally aggressive features. Within the spine, these features may lead to pain, instability, and/or neurologic dysfunction. The radiographic appearance is most typically that of a lytic, well-defined lesion on plain film or CT. The MRI appearance is typically hypointense on T1WI, hyperintense on T2WI, and avidly enhancing, often with an extraosseous soft-tissue component.
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  • O'Shea BM; Kim J
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  • 984
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 4