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Giant schwannoma of the cauda equina with dural ectasia: a case report.
J Orthop Sci. 2004; 9(6):635-7.JO

Abstract

We describe a rare case of giant cauda equina tumor in the upper lumbar spine with dural ectasia in the lumbosacral region. This patient had a long history of acromegaly due to pituitary adenoma, for which bromocriptine was administered. The cauda equina tumor was surgically resected en bloc and proved to be a benign schwannoma. Postoperatively, with the exception of the left L5 dermatome, sensory disturbance decreased markedly and motor function slowly improved. Although resection of a giant schwannoma of the cauda equina often sacrifices other cauda equina spinal nerves involved by the tumor, neurological deterioration was not observed in the case presented.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NTT Kanto Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16228684

Citation

Saito, Taku, et al. "Giant Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina With Dural Ectasia: a Case Report." Journal of Orthopaedic Science : Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association, vol. 9, no. 6, 2004, pp. 635-7.
Saito T, Shimode M, Azuma S, et al. Giant schwannoma of the cauda equina with dural ectasia: a case report. J Orthop Sci. 2004;9(6):635-7.
Saito, T., Shimode, M., Azuma, S., & Seichi, A. (2004). Giant schwannoma of the cauda equina with dural ectasia: a case report. Journal of Orthopaedic Science : Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association, 9(6), 635-7.
Saito T, et al. Giant Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina With Dural Ectasia: a Case Report. J Orthop Sci. 2004;9(6):635-7. PubMed PMID: 16228684.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Giant schwannoma of the cauda equina with dural ectasia: a case report. AU - Saito,Taku, AU - Shimode,Masanori, AU - Azuma,Seiichi, AU - Seichi,Atsushi, PY - 2004/01/06/received PY - 2004/07/01/accepted PY - 2005/10/18/pubmed PY - 2005/12/15/medline PY - 2005/10/18/entrez SP - 635 EP - 7 JF - Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association JO - J Orthop Sci VL - 9 IS - 6 N2 - We describe a rare case of giant cauda equina tumor in the upper lumbar spine with dural ectasia in the lumbosacral region. This patient had a long history of acromegaly due to pituitary adenoma, for which bromocriptine was administered. The cauda equina tumor was surgically resected en bloc and proved to be a benign schwannoma. Postoperatively, with the exception of the left L5 dermatome, sensory disturbance decreased markedly and motor function slowly improved. Although resection of a giant schwannoma of the cauda equina often sacrifices other cauda equina spinal nerves involved by the tumor, neurological deterioration was not observed in the case presented. SN - 0949-2658 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16228684/Giant_schwannoma_of_the_cauda_equina_with_dural_ectasia:_a_case_report_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0949-2658(15)32781-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -