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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Imaging features and treatment of an intradural lumbar cystic schwannoma
Author: Borges, G
Bonilha, L
Proa, M
Fernandes, YB
Ramina, R
Zanardi, V
Menezes, JR
Abstract: Spinal schwannomas are frequently observed among patients treated in a reference neurosurgery center. Cystic spinal schwannomas, however, are very scantly found. Due to its indolent behavior and benign course, the diagnosis of schwannomas may pose a challenge to the care giver, and the imaging findings can be misleading. In this article, we illustrate an example of a pauci-symptomatic 55 year-old male patient whose complaint was solely a non specific lumbar pain. Investigation revealed a large cystic lesion comprising the lower lumbar intradural space. He was then treated with microneurosurgical technique involving complete removal of the tumor and reconstruction of the duramater: Histological and immunohystochemical diagnosis were consistent with cystic schwannoma. The patient presented with complete recovery of his symptom. In this article we aim to emphasize the clinical presentation and treatment of lumbar spine schwannomas, and to illustrate the imaging findings within this uncommon case.
Subject: schwannoma
cystic tumor
nerve sheath tumor
neurinoma
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2005000400025
Date Issue: 2005
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