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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;34(6): 589-592.
Huge Schwannoma Extended from Craniocervical Junction to Upper Thoracic Spine.
Sung Ho Kim, Jae Won Doh, Seok Mann Yoon, Il Gyu Yun
Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University Chonan Hospital, Chonan, Korea. jwdohns@schch.co.kr
We report a case of 16 centimeter long schwannoma extended from craniocervical junction to upper thoracic spine that was successfully resected by posterior laminoplasty. However the patient developed postoperative kyphotic deformity at 3 months postoperatively, and it was corrected by anterior corpectomy and plate fixation.
Key Words: Schwannoma; Long segment; Kyphotic deformity
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