A case of spinal epidural leiomyoma is reported in a 52-year-old man infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The tumor arose in the epidural region at the T-3 vertebral level, and the patient presented with radicular pain in the right T-3 dermatome. While soft-tissue tumors such as Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphomas have been well documented in association with HIV infection, this is the first reported case of primary spinal leiomyoma. Isolated cases of leiomyomas and leiomyosarcomas in unusual locations have been reported, notably in pediatric HIV-positive patients, perhaps indicating a causal relationship. This case may represent further evidence of such an association.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Neurosurgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
- acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- epidural tumor
- human immunodeficiency virus
- spinal neoplasm