Thoracic dumbbell shaped tumor causing Compressive Myelopathy– A Case Report

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 39-41 | Rahul Srinivasan, KrishnaKumar

Authors: Rahul Srinivasan [1], Krishna Kumar [1]

[1] Department Of Spine surgery, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.

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Dr. Krishna kumar,
Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.


Spinal schwannomas are tumors arising from Schwann cells covering nerves, exiting from spinal cord. They may present as intradural extramedullary mass and occasionally extend extradurally forming dumbbell-shaped tumor. We present a case of a large sporadic spinal schwannoma with predominant extradural component. These types of tumors usually require two-staged procedure, but in our patient, tumor was completely removed in single stage through posterior approach.
Keywords: Dumbbell, Schwannoma, Compressive myelopathy.


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How to Cite this Article: Srinivasan R, KrishnaKumar | Thoracic Dumbbell-shaped tumor causing compressive Myelopathy– A Case Report | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 39-41.

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