Spinal hemangioblastoma presenting with low back pain in pregnancy

Fioravante Capone, Paolo Profice, Fabio Pilato, Marcella Zollino, Cesare Colosimo, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro

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Abstract

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common complaint in pregnancy. For this reason, it is often considered directly attributable to the pregnancy rather than a medical problem requiring diagnostic workup. Pregnancy-related LBP should be differentiated from the rare cases of LBP associated with serious spinal diseases. Hemangioblastoma is a vascular tumor of the central nervous system that very rarely can involve the spinal cord. Pregnancy can increase the growth of hemangioblastomas, leading to the appearance of neurologic symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalTHE SPINE JOURNAL
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Low back pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Somatosensory-evoked potentials
  • Von Hippel-Lindau disease

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