SPINAL CORD HEMANGIOBLASTOMA
This is the second most frequent site for CNS hemangioblastomas. Pain is the most common symptom and may be followed by sensory loss and signs of cord compression. MRI scanning is the preferred method of investigation.
Symptomatic lesions should be excised, and although the prognosis can be good, if a diagnosis is delayed or surgery difficult, paraplegia may result.
Medical treatment with anti-angiogenic agents may be considered if conventional surgery is not possible (though CNS Tumours are less likely to respond than renal or pancreatic Tumours).