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Vertebral angiomatosis recurrence in a 14-month-old Maine Coon cat
  1. Elena Belluzzi1,
  2. Johan Caraty2,
  3. Gaelle Vincken3,
  4. Maya Esmans1 and
  5. Alexandre Bongartz1
  1. 1 Vet Team, Liege, Belgium
  2. 2 Surgery, Vet Team, Grivegnée, Belgium
  3. 3 Diagnostic imaging, VetTeam, Liége, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elena Belluzzi; belluzzi88{at}


Vertebral angiomatosis in cats is a rare locally aggressive benign tumor-like lesion that has been reported to have a good prognosis if surgically treated. This case reports a 14-month-old Maine Coon cat, who had a successful surgery for vertebral angiomatosis at the age of seven months, and represented with hindlimb ambulatory paraparesis seven months after the surgery. The CT scan confirmed the recurrence of vertebral angiomatosis, seven months postsurgery, showing more aggressive characteristics than the initial lesion and a poorer prognosis.

  • angiomatosis
  • spinal compression
  • cat
  • paralysis
  • vertebral angiomatosis
  • vertebral angiomatosis recurrence
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  • Contributors EB, the first author, wrote the case report. JC, ME, GV and AB participated equally in the correction and in updating the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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