Subepyndemal hemangioblastomas of the cervicomedullary junction: lessons learned in the management of two cases

John S Winestone, Julian Lin, Robert A Sanford, Frederick A Boop
Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery 2007, 23 (7): 761-4

OBJECTIVE: This retrospective case series analyzes two cases of hemangioblastomas in the cervicomedullary junction.

METHODS: A survey of the pediatric staff and of the operative reports from medical records with a review of the literature and medical records of patients with the condition was conducted.

RESULTS: Two patients were successfully treated surgically.

CONCLUSION: Surgery is the treatment of choice for hemangioblastomas of the cervicomedullary junction. Careful monitoring for unique complications, treatment of the tumor as a vascular malformation, and screening for von Hippel Lindau must all be employed to safely care for this challenging group of patients.

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