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Intradural lumbar cystic schwannoma.
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PMID:  21983382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intradural lumbar cystic schwannomas are a very rare entity and only 10 case reports have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis and management remains a challenge for clinical physicians. Herein, we report a 51-year-old female presenting with lower back pain and radiating pain at the left upper thigh. Magnetic resonance images of lumbar spine demonstrated an intradural cystic mass approximately 18 x 17 x 35 mm in size occupying L4 to L5, which appeared as the same signal intensity as CSF. At operation, a well encapsulated cystic mass was found. The pathological examination confirmed a diagnosis of schwannoma. The relevant literature was also reviewed.
Authors:
Cheng-Ta Hsieh; Wen-Chiuan Tsai; Ming-Ying Liu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1319-6138     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101252453     Medline TA:  Neurosciences (Riyadh)     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departments of Neurological Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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