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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1996;25(6): 1297-1302.
Multiple Intradural Schwannomas of the Cauda Equina in the Absence of Neurofibromatosis.
Jin Hwa Choi, Sung Min Kim, Jin Whan Choi, Kyung Soon Ahn, Young Bo Sim, Jin Hee Sohn, Sun Kil Choi
1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
A case of multiple intradural schwannomas of the cauda equina is reported without evidence of any other manifestations of neurofibromtosis. The patient had symptoms of cauda equina compression. Following a diagnosis of multiple intradural tumors of the cauda equina, based on lumbar spine MRI with contrast enhancement, the tumors at the L1 body, L3 body, L3-L4 intervertebral space level were removed completely, involving two rootlets. After the operation, the patient is asymptomatic apart from left S3 dermatome hypesthesia.
Key Words: Multiple intradural schwannoms; Neurofibromatosis; Cauda equina compression
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