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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;34(6): 584-585.
Clear Cell Meningioma of Cauda Equina without Dural Attachment.
Chul Beom Cho, Jae Keon Kim, Kyoung Suck Cho, Dal Soo Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. cordkim@cmc.cuk.ac.kr
We report a 17-year-old woman presented with a one-month history of lower back pain and radiating pain in the left leg. Examination revealed Lasegues sign in left leg with mild weakness of the plantar flexion of the left big toe. Magnetic resonance image revealed a well enhanced intradural lesion at the S1-2 level. Following a subtotal laminectomy of S1 and an intradural exposure, the roots of the cauda equina draped the tumor loosely without any attachment to the dura or cauda equina. The tumor was removed en bloc. The patient's recovery was uneventful. Histological examination confirmed a clear cell meningioma.
Key Words: Clear cell meningioma; Spinal cord neoplasm; Cauda equina
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