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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 32(4); 2002 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2002;32(4): 391-394.
Epidural Meningioma of the Upper Thoracic Spine in a Child: Case Report.
Jae Hun Cha, Eun Sang Kim, Soo Hyun Hwang, Jin Myung Jung
Department of Neurosurgery, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Jinju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Meningioma is the second most common primary intraspinal tumor. Most spinal meningiomas are located in the intradural extramedullary space and extradural meningiomas are less common. It is quite rare for this tumor to be found in the spinal epidural space of a child. These tumors may be easily confused as a malignant neoplasm because a metastatic lesion commonly located in the epidural space. We report a case of spinal epidural meningioma in a 12-year-old girl. Magnetic resonance findings led to the preoperative diagnosis of a metastatic lesion. The patient underwent total resection of the mass lesion and laminoplasty. She showed an excellent neurological recovery.
Key Words: Epidural neoplasms; Meningioma; Spine; Child
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