Pregnancy-related vertebral hemangioma. Case report, review of the literature, and management algorithm.

@article{Chi2005PregnancyrelatedVH,
  title={Pregnancy-related vertebral hemangioma. Case report, review of the literature, and management algorithm.},
  author={John H Chi and Geoffrey T. Manley and D. -Y. Chou},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={E7}
}
Pregnancy is a recognized risk factor for quiescent vertebral hemangiomas becoming symptomatic; this usually occurs during the 3rd month of gestation. The natural history of these lesions is poorly understood, and treatment practices must consider the overall safety of the mother and fetus. The authors report a case of cervical vertebral hemangioma presenting during the 24th week of pregnancy and review the current literature. A 26-year-old woman in her 24th week of pregnancy presented with… CONTINUE READING

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