Open Access Case Report

A Rare Case of Thoracal Spine Lymphangioma

Ercan Bal1*, Tuğberk Özdemir1, Karabekir Ercan2, Ayşe Dilşad Kuratmer3, Fazlı Erdoğan3, Mahmut Nedim Aytekin4 and Ömer Faruk Türkoğlu5

1Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Medicine, Turkey

2Department of Radiology, Ankara City Hospital, Turkey

3Department of Pathology, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Medicine, Turkey

4Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey

5Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara City Hospital, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 25, 2019;  Published Date: April 04, 2019


Lymphangiomas are benign hamartomatous lesions made of cysts and believed to be the result of lymphatic system’s abnormal development. They may be present in the spinal ekstradural space or more rarely in the intradural space. They are commonly confused with schwannoma, neurofibroma and meningioma at the stage of prediagnosis. A case of thoracic lymphangioma has been presented in the light of literature data in this case report.

Keywords: Ekstradural; Lymphangioma; Thoracal spine

Abbreviations: CT: Computed Tomography; MRI: Magnetic Resonant Imaging

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