Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 572 - 575 2019-05-04

Intradural extramedullary cystic schwannoma of the cervical spine

Elif Başaran Gündoğdu [1] , Mehmet Ali Ekici [2]

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Giant cervical intradural extramedullary schwannoma with severe spinal cord compression is a rare entity. Tumor spread and size are very important for surgical approach. In this case, we report a 55-years-old male patient with a giant intradural-extramedullary cervical schwannoma extending between C5 and T1 and causing spinal cord compression that underwent total resection with laminoplasty at C5-6-7 levels. The patient developed no additional deficit. To preserve the cervical lordosis, the patient used a cervical collar for three months. There has been no recurrence during two years of follow-up. Using the appropriate surgical method is essential in patients with spinal tumor in order to avoid additional neurological deficits and achieve cure. 

cervical schwannoma, laminoplasty, intradural extramedullary tumor
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-9140-4195
Author: Elif Başaran Gündoğdu (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0035-4867
Author: Mehmet Ali Ekici
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: May 4, 2019

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Intradural extramedullary cystic schwannoma of the cervical spine %A Elif Başaran Gündoğdu , Mehmet Ali Ekici %T Intradural extramedullary cystic schwannoma of the cervical spine %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 3 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.384041 %U 10.18621/eurj.384041