Indian Spine Journal

CASE REPORTS
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 235--240

Epidural angiolipoma and Andersson lesion: A rare co-occurence—A case report and literature review


Selvin Prabhakar Vijayan1, Christopher Gerber1, Anindya Basu1, Garga Basu1, Radhika Mhatre2 
1 Spine Unit, Department of Neurosurgery, I-NK, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Neuropathology, I-NK, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Selvin Prabhakar Vijayan
Spine Unit, Department of Neurosurgery, I-NK, Institute of Neurosciences, 185, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Elgin, Kolkata 700020, West Bengal
India

Spinal angiolipomas (SALs) are very rare benign extradural neoplasms, representing 0.14%–1.2% of all spinal tumors. Andersson lesion is a localized vertebral or disco-vertebral lesion in ankylosing spondylitis. Co-occurrence of these lesions is very rare and has never been reported. We are reporting one such case of a 61-year-old man presented with features of dorsal compressive myelopathy. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), he was diagnosed to have a SAL at D6–D9 and Andersson lesion at D7–D8 and L1–L2. He was managed surgically with a long-segment fixation and decompression and gross total excision of the tumor. Diagnosis of a SAL was confirmed in a biopsy, and postoperatively, he showed good clinical improvement. In conclusion, given the rarity of co-occurrence of these pathologies, a strong clinical suspicion is required. MRI and CT scan help in diagnosis. Both these pathologies warrant surgical management. When diagnosed early and managed appropriately, they have a good prognosis.


How to cite this article:
Vijayan SP, Gerber C, Basu A, Basu G, Mhatre R. Epidural angiolipoma and Andersson lesion: A rare co-occurence—A case report and literature review.Indian Spine J 2022;5:235-240


How to cite this URL:
Vijayan SP, Gerber C, Basu A, Basu G, Mhatre R. Epidural angiolipoma and Andersson lesion: A rare co-occurence—A case report and literature review. Indian Spine J [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 4 ];5:235-240
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