European Spine Journal

, Volume 17, Supplement 2, pp 299–303

Symptomatic vertebral hemangioma in pregnancy treated antepartum. A case report with review of literature

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00586-008-0592-2

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Vijay, K., Shetty, A.P. & Rajasekaran, S. Eur Spine J (2008) 17(Suppl 2): 299. doi:10.1007/s00586-008-0592-2


Pregnancy related compressive myelopathy secondary to vertebral hemangioma is a rare occurrence and its treatment antepartum is rare. We report a 22-year-old lady in her 26th-week of pregnancy who was treated in two stages––antepartum with a laminectomy and posterior stabilization. This resulted in complete recovery of the neurological deficits. She delivered a normal baby after 3 months, following which a corpectomy and fusion was performed. This two-staged approach appears safe and effective in treating symptomatic vertebral haemangiomas causing neurological deficits during pregnancy. A review of relevant literature has been done.


Vertebral hemangiomaPregnancyInstrumentationAntepartum treatment

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Spine SurgeryGanga HospitalCoimbatoreIndia