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Paraganglioma of the filum terminale: case report.
World J Surg Oncol. 2009 Dec 11; 7:95.WJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Paragangliomas affecting the filum terminale are extremely rare, benign tumors. The literature yielded thirty-two cases of paraganglioma in this site.

CASE PRESENTATION

A 49 year-old-man, whose presenting symptoms were low back pain and left leg weakness, was diagnosed as having a paraganglioma of the filum terminale. The clinical, histological and radiological characteristics of this case, that brings the total number of cases described to 33, are discussed in the light of published data.

CONCLUSIONS

This extremely rare pathology can usually be successfully treated by total surgical resection, which represents the gold standard. In the event of incomplete removal, assiduous long-term follow-up is mandatory.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy. link55@libero.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20003361

Citation

Landi, Alessandro, et al. "Paraganglioma of the Filum Terminale: Case Report." World Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 7, 2009, p. 95.
Landi A, Tarantino R, Marotta N, et al. Paraganglioma of the filum terminale: case report. World J Surg Oncol. 2009;7:95.
Landi, A., Tarantino, R., Marotta, N., Rocco, P., Antonelli, M., Salvati, M., & Delfini, R. (2009). Paraganglioma of the filum terminale: case report. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 7, 95. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-7-95
Landi A, et al. Paraganglioma of the Filum Terminale: Case Report. World J Surg Oncol. 2009 Dec 11;7:95. PubMed PMID: 20003361.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Paraganglioma of the filum terminale: case report. AU - Landi,Alessandro, AU - Tarantino,Roberto, AU - Marotta,Nicola, AU - Rocco,Pierluigi, AU - Antonelli,Manila, AU - Salvati,Maurizio, AU - Delfini,Roberto, Y1 - 2009/12/11/ PY - 2009/09/14/received PY - 2009/12/11/accepted PY - 2009/12/17/entrez PY - 2009/12/17/pubmed PY - 2010/2/3/medline SP - 95 EP - 95 JF - World journal of surgical oncology JO - World J Surg Oncol VL - 7 N2 - BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas affecting the filum terminale are extremely rare, benign tumors. The literature yielded thirty-two cases of paraganglioma in this site. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49 year-old-man, whose presenting symptoms were low back pain and left leg weakness, was diagnosed as having a paraganglioma of the filum terminale. The clinical, histological and radiological characteristics of this case, that brings the total number of cases described to 33, are discussed in the light of published data. CONCLUSIONS: This extremely rare pathology can usually be successfully treated by total surgical resection, which represents the gold standard. In the event of incomplete removal, assiduous long-term follow-up is mandatory. SN - 1477-7819 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20003361/Paraganglioma_of_the_filum_terminale:_case_report_ L2 - https://wjso.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1477-7819-7-95 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -