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Chirurgia 2014 December;27(6):337-9

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Lumbo-sacral clear cell meningioma: case report and review of the literature

Crociati Meguins L., El Hossain Ellakkis R. F., Rocha Da Cruz Adry R. A., Freitas De Morais D.

Service of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurological Sciences, São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP/SP), Faculty of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil


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Clear cell meningioma is an extremely rare variety of meningiomas, occurring most frequently at the cerebellopontine angle and spinal canal. In the present study, we describe the case of a 17 year-old girl with chronic lumbar pain and lower limb paresthesia. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbo-sacral spine showed a mass lesion occupying the spinal canal from L5 to S1. Complete resection was performed and the anatomo-pathological examination revealed a clear cell meningioma. The patient remains symptom free and no recurrence was radiologically evident after six months of follow-up.

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