What Is Spinal Hemangioma?

Q:
What is spinal hemangioma?

A:
Hemangiomas are benign tumors that form in blood vessels or internal organs.

Spinal hemangiomas are common, benign vascular lesions that involve the bony portion of vertebral bodies.

Spinal hemangiomas usually develop in vertebrae, the bones of the spine.

Symptoms of spinal hemangiomas vary depending on the size and location of the tumor. The most common one is pain at the tumor site, usually in the back.

If the tumor spreads beyond the bony boundaries or causes vertebra collapse, there will be pressure on the surrounding nerves or spinal cord, resulting in

• pain that radiates to the arms or legs;
• weakness;
• numbness;
• clumsiness of the arms or legs;
• compromised bowed and/or bladder control.

Please consult your doctor for detailed information.


Keyword: spinal hemangioma.

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