Spinal schwannoma

Case contributed by Dr Anthony Nuñez


Back pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

MRI shows an extradural rounded lesion, isointense in T1 and hyperintense in T2,  which protrudes out of the left neural exit foramen, forming a dumbbell-shaped mass at L4 level. It enhances homogeneously after contrast administration. 

Case Discussion

Spinal schwannomas are the most common intradural extramedullary spinal tumor. 

Surgery is the treatment of choice. 

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Case information

rID: 64697
Published: 13th Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University Institute CEMIC

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