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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2001;30(10): 1241-1244.
A Case of Tuberculous Spondylitis Combined with Schwannoma of Spinal Cord.
Jong Hoon Park, Kyu Hong Kim, Woon Gi Lee, Jeong Hoon Choi, In Chang Lee, Sang Do Bae
Department of Neurosurgery, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Masan, Korea.
The authors report a very rare case of tuberculous spondylitis combined with a schwannoma of spinal cord. A 39-year-old man was admitted because of paraparesis(G1/G2). MRI showed severe cord compression at two different levels. One was by the bulged soft tissue and subligamentous abscess extending from T7 to T9 and the other was by an intradural extramedullary cord tumor at the level of T1-2. At first operation, T8 corpectomy and T7-9 plate fixation with autogenous iliac bone graft were performed. After then, Paraparesis was improved(G2/G3) postoperatively. The second operation underwent two weeks later. The tumor was totally removed and shortly after second operation, paraparesis was markedly improved(G3/G4). Histological diagnosis were tuberculous spondylitis and schwannoma, respectively. The authors reviewed this case where good surgical outcome was obtained by two stage operation.
Key Words: Tuberculous spondylitis; Schwannoma; Paraparesis; Two stage operation
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