The most common symptom is pain, although not all of these tumors produce symptoms. Pain is typically the result of a large hemangioma involving the entire vertebra. The tumor may also have caused the bone to collapse and become shorter. If the collapsing is severe, the spinal cord or nerves will cause severe pain, which can also cause a loss of ability to control the legs, bowel or bladder.
Causes and Risk Factors
These usually occur in mid-life. They are found in women more often than men.