Neurofibroma - spine

Case contributed by Ahmed Abdrabou


Low back pain and right lower limb numbness

Patient Data

Age: 50 years old
Gender: Female

A well defined hypodense mass is seen at the right paraspinal region with small intraspinal component that abut the dorsal cord and large extraspinal component that displaces the right crus of diaphragm and compresses the adjacent psoas muscle. Associated atrophy of the paraspinal muscles are noted.

Diagnosis: Neurofibroma was identified on histopathology

Case Discussion

Neurofibromas are benign nerve sheath tumors and are commoner than Neurofibromatosis and plexiform neurofibroma. They are usually solitary and sporadic.

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