A Twist in The Diagnosis of Acute Compressive Myelopathy

Rajamohan Rohit, Subramanian Ashok
2020 Clinical Reviews & Cases  
Benign hemangiomas are often innocuous, intra-osseous and are incidentally found. Rarely, they become aggressive with extra-osseous expansion causing compressing on the spinal cord. However, early surgical intervention has proven benefits with neurological improvement and less reoccurrence. This is a case report of a 65-yearold gentleman who presented with acute on chronic progressive myelopathy after a recent infective episode. He underwent a decompression surgery, initially that was thought
more » ... that was thought to be a spinal abscess but turned out to be a hemangioma. After surgery, the patient had good neurological and functional recovery. We present this case for its rare clinical presentation.
doi:10.33425/2689-1069.1011 fatcat:laju4p3dfbbf3hjnb2oenm4nt4