Capillary Hemangioma of the Cauda Equina with High Mitotic Activity: Case Report and Review of the Literature*Corresponding Author: Charles Fish, Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia, Email: [email protected]
Received Date: Dec 19, 2018 / Accepted Date: Jan 23, 2019 / Published Date: Jan 30, 2019
Citation: Fish C, Sy J, Y-T Dong (2019) Capillary Hemangioma of the Cauda Equina with High Mitotic Activity: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Diagn Pathol Open 4: 150.
Copyright: © 2019 Fish C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Capillary hemangiomas of the skin and soft tissue are a common entity, while capillary hemangiomas of the central nervous system are an extremely rare pathology. There are less than 20 published cases of intradural lesions involving the cauda equina.
Case presentation: Herein, we describe a young patient with a capillary hemangioma of the cauda equina that underwent successful surgical resection.
Conclusion: Natural history and post-operative follow-up for patients with spinal intradural capillary hemangioma is uncertain. This is the sole case to have not recurred at 12 months which underwent gross total resection and had a high proliferative index.