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.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Krishna kumar,
Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India.
E-mail: krishnakumar.ram@gmail.com


Abstract

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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