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Abstract

The intramedullary spinal cord cavernoma is a rare vascular disease that occurs within the spinal cord or intramedullary and accounts for about 5%-12% of all pathology in the spinal vascular disease. We report a clinical progression of the disease and the evolution of the hemorrhage every year until the patient underwent a surgical procedure. A 63-years old male with progressive weakness of the lower extremity since one month before admission, worse in the left side. He also complained of loss of sensation at the level of the T4 and below it. The patient suffered three times rebleeding before undergoing surgery. MR imaging showing intramedullary spinal cord cavernoma and a histology examination exhibited the characteristics of a cavernoma. Intramedullary spinal cord cavernoma is a rare disease that should be treated before rebleeding occurs and enlargement of the lesion. Postoperative neurological function in intramedullary spinal cord cavernoma patients is determined by the preoperative neurological status.

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Intramedullary spinal cord cavernoma Rebleeding Vascular malformation Progressive weakness

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Permana, G. I., Subagio, E. A., Faris, M., & Bajamal, A. H. (2021). Rupture of the recurrent thoracic intramedullary spinal cord cavernoma. Neurologico Spinale Medico Chirurgico, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.36444/nsmc.v4i3.169

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