Clinical Presentation and Radiologic Features

The most common presenting clinical feature was local pain (all patients) and neurologic symptoms resulting from spinal cord or nerve root compression (four patients). The clinical symptoms of the four patients with neurologic symptoms are described in Table 1. Twenty-four patients did not receive any kind of treatment before the ethanol injection, but one patient had

FIGURE 5 Complicated thoracic hemangioma treated with ethanol injection. Two injections were necessary to obtain sclerosis and decrease of the soft-tissue mass.

undergone surgery previously with an unsuccessful result. Three cases exhibited a vertebral compression fracture, and seven cases were complicated by a spinal cord compression before ethanol injection. In four of these seven cases, the spinal cord compression was due to a soft-tissue mass formed in the epidural space.

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