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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 131-133

Totally cystic intradural schwannoma in thoracic region


Department of Neurosurgery, St Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi, India

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Amit Handa
St Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi - 110 054
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.145570

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Spinal schwannomas are benign intradural extramedullary tumors arising from spinal nerve root sheath. They are usually solid or heterogeneously solid. Totally cystic schwannomas are rare entities. Herein, we report a 60-year-old male presenting with backache radiating along the chest wall and weakness of both lower limbs. He had spastic paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic mass in the thoracic region. At operation, the cystic mass was seen to be attached to D4 dorsal rootlets. It was excised in toto and histopathology confirmed it to be a schwannoma. The relevant literature is reviewed.


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