Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Dec 6, 2021; 9(34): 10681-10688
Published online Dec 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i34.10681
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia as a rare cause of cervicothoracic spinal cord compression: A case report
Hong-Lin Gu, Xiao-Qing Zheng, Shi-Qiang Zhan, Yun-Bing Chang
Hong-Lin Gu, Xiao-Qing Zheng, Shi-Qiang Zhan, Yun-Bing Chang, Department of Spine Surgery, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong Province, China
Author contributions: All authors of this manuscript have actively participated in the data acquisition, and they all have read and approved the final version of the manuscript; Gu HL and Zheng XQ collected the clinical data and drafted the main manuscript text; Zhan SQ and Chang YB performed the surgery and revised the paper.
Supported by Guangdong Medical Science and Technology Research Fund Project, No. A2021454.
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Corresponding author: Yunbing Chang, MD, Chief Doctor, Department of Spine Surgery, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, No. 106 Zhongshan Road II, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong Province, China.
Received: April 20, 2021
Peer-review started: April 20, 2021
First decision: June 23, 2021
Revised: June 28, 2021
Accepted: September 14, 2021
Article in press: September 14, 2021
Published online: December 6, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a rare benign reactive vascular lesion that grows into an expansile compressing mass. Spine involvement is rare, with only 11 case reports on its occurrence. We reported the first case of IPEH in the cervicothoracic spinal canal, which was treated via complete resection and had a good prognosis. We also found a causal relationship between spinal IPEH and vertebral hemangioma, and this partly explained the mechanism of IPEH.