Spinal schwannoma

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


Bilateral lower limb parathaesia and weakness

Patient Data

Age: 21 years
Gender: Male

A well defined dumbbell shaped intradural extramedullary lesion that shows avid enhancement following IV contrast administration. Localized remodeling and widening of neural foramen is noted.

Case Discussion

Features consistent of spinal schwannoma (pathologically proven)

Differential diagnosis includes neurofibroma.

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Case information

rID: 23142
Case created: 24th May 2013
Last edited: 31st Oct 2017
Tags: spine, tumour
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