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  • i. Benign tumor of vascular origin; most common tumor of the spine but rarely cause problems
  • ii. Most commonly occurs in the thoracolumbar spine
  • iii. Radiographically appear as coarse vertical striations; on skull appear as a “spoke-wheel” or reticulated pattern
  • iv. Most become symptomatic only after vertebral collapse or fracture
  • v. Treatment: radiation therapy, external bracing or if spinal cord compression occurs then surgery
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