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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2001;30(3): 400-403.
Extradural Thoracic Spinal Meningioma Arising from a Nerve Root.
Woo Young Jang, Keun Su Kim, Jung Chung Lee, Xiu Nan Xuan, Han Dong Han
1Department of Neurosurgery, Chunbuk University Medical School, Chonju, Korea.
2Fu-Zhi Hospital, Yan Bian University, Republic of China, China.
3Department of Neurosurgery, Yan Bian University, Medical School, Republic of China, China.
ABSTRACT
Extradural meningiomas are relatively rare and those arising from spinal root are even rarer. Recently, a case of extradural meningioma arising from a spinal nerve root was surgically treated in our institution. This patient was a 19-year-old female presented with paraparesis and paresthesia. The mass was compressing the spinal cord at the level of fourth thoracic spine, and it was extended to the nerve root. At operation it was found to be originated from the fourth thoracic spinal nerve root. After removal of the tumor, the neurologic symptom and sign were recovered completely. Histoligic examination of tumor revealed as transitional type of meningioma.
Key Words: Spinal tumor; Extradural meningioma; Nerve root
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