n SA Journal of Radiology - Imaging of vertebral haemangiomas - contribution of MR imaging : case series




Extracted from text ... Introduction Vertebral haemangioma is the most common benign tumour of the spine.1 The prevalence of spinal haemangiomas varies from 10% to 12% from postmortem and radiographic studies.1, 2 Sixty per cent of patients with haemangiomas are asymptomatic and are discovered as incidental findings on imaging.3 Twenty per cent of patients present with pain, which is usually not related to the spinal haemangioma.3 However approximately 20% of patients become symptomatic with increasing pain related to the haemangioma, or less commonly with progressive neurological signs with or without signs of spinal cord compression. 3, 4 We present 4 cases to demonstrate ..


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