Rare case of multiple intradural extramedullary spinal schwannomas with intramedullary extension
AffiliationRadiology, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mancheste
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AbstractSpinal schwannomas are benign WHO grade I nerve sheath tumors that account for nearly 30% of all spinal neoplasm. Typically, these lesions are intradural extramedullary in location and are composed entirely of well-differentiated eosinophilic Schwann cells. Intramedullary schwannomas, however, are extremely rare due to the lack of Schwan cells in the normal spinal cord and represent 1% of all the spinal schwannoma population. The presence of such an intramedullary component makes diagnosis challenging as imaging features may resemble other intramedullary neoplastic entities. Here, we describe a case of a 56-year-old male patient who presented with an 18-month history of intermittent right-sided mid-thoracic pain secondary to multiple intradural extramedullary spinal schwannoma with intramedullary extensions. We also review the literature pertaining to the condition.
CitationAhmed G, Sheikh U, Dawson T, Sonwalker H. Rare Case of Multiple Intradural Extramedullary Spinal Schwannomas With Intramedullary Extension. Cureus. 2021;13(2):e13228.
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