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Giant sacral schwannoma. A case report.
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PMID:  8658260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVES: To present a rare case of a previously operated giant schwannoma located in the sacrum, and to make some considerations regarding diagnostic modalities and treatment options. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Large sacral schwannomas with anterior cortex erosion and associated intrapelvic extension are uncommon. Only a few case reports and small series have been published. There is no established consensus regarding diagnostic modalities, necessity for histologic diagnosis before surgery, or best surgical option. METHODS: The patient presented with a 2-month history of right sciatica and severe low back pain. After a histopathologic diagnosis and a complete set of image studies, the resection of the tumoral mass was planned posteriorly. RESULTS: Seventeen months after tumor resection, the patient has a good clinical outcome, and there are no radiologic signs of instability or recurrence. CONCLUSIONS: Considering the experience of the few cases reported in the world literature, the management of this tumor appears to grant favorable results, recurrence being the most frequent complication.
E G Ortolan; C A Sola; M F Gruenberg; F Carballo Vazquez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-30     Completed Date:  1996-07-30     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Neurilemmoma / complications,  radiography*,  surgery
Sacrum / radiography*,  surgery
Sciatica / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Spinal Neoplasms / complications,  radiography*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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