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Article Number - D7656F957624


Vol.8(2), pp. 9-12 , March 2016
DOI: 10.5897/JNBH2015.0132
ISSN: 2141-2286



Case Report

Spinal cystic schwannoma: A rare case report



Koshi Ninomiya
  • Koshi Ninomiya
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, Japan.
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Koichi Iwatsuki
  • Koichi Iwatsuki
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, Japan.
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Akira Murasawa
  • Akira Murasawa
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Kawachi General Hospital, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, Japan.
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Kazutami Nakao
  • Kazutami Nakao
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Kawachi General Hospital, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, Japan.
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Toshiki Yoshimine
  • Toshiki Yoshimine
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, Japan.
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 Received: 05 August 2015  Accepted: 01 March 2016  Published: 31 March 2016

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A 78-year-old man was referred to our department with severe low back pain and gait disturbance. Lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a large, well-circumscribed mass isointense with cerebrospinal fluid on T1- and T2-weighted imaging at the conus level. Arachnoid cyst without performing contrast-enhanced MRI was initially diagnosed. Intraoperative observation and postoperative histopathological examination revealed totally cystic schwannoma. Contrast-enhanced MRI is very important for the diagnosis of this rare tumor and should have been performed in this case.

 

Key words: Totally cystic schwannoma, arachnoid cyst, magnetic resonance imaging.

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APA Ninomiya, K., Iwatsuki, K., Murasawa, A., Nakao, K., & Yoshimine, T. (2016). Spinal cystic schwannoma: A rare case report. Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, 8(2), 9-12.
Chicago Koshi Ninomiya, Koichi Iwatsuki, Akira Murasawa, Kazutami Nakao and Toshiki Yoshimine. "Spinal cystic schwannoma: A rare case report." Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health 8, no. 2 (2016): 9-12.
MLA Koshi Ninomiya, et al. "Spinal cystic schwannoma: A rare case report." Journal of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health 8.2 (2016): 9-12.
   
DOI 10.5897/JNBH2015.0132
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JNBH/article-abstract/D7656F957624

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