Intramedullary cavernoma: A surgical resection technique

L. Giammattei, M. Messerer, F. Prada, F. DiMeco

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Intramedullary spinal cavernoma is a rare vascular disease constituting 5-12% of all spinal vascular tumors. The clinical course is usually characterized either by an acute neurological deterioration, recurrent episodes of neurological deficits or by a slowly progressive neurological decline. Microsurgical removal is recommended when the symptoms become clinically relevant and the lesion appears accessible. In this article, we present a surgical technique to completely resect an intramedullary cavernoma with the aid of intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring and intraoperative real-time ultrasound guidance. A brief description of current management of this pathology is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 15 2016


  • Intramedullary spinal cavernoma
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Intraoperative ultrasonography
  • Microsurgery
  • Spinal intramedullary tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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