Advanced Search

Home > Journals > Chirurgia > Past Issues > Chirurgia 2015 April;28(2) > Chirurgia 2015 April;28(2):75-7

ISSUES AND ARTICLES   MOST READ

CURRENT ISSUECHIRURGIA

A Journal on Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0394-9508

Online ISSN 1827-1782

 

Chirurgia 2015 April;28(2):75-7

    CASE REPORTS

Lumbar extradural extraosseous schwannoma causing extensive compression of the vertebral body

Edebali N., Açikgöz B., Kalayci M.

Department of Neurosurgery, Bülent Ecevit University, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak, Turkey

Destroyed vertebral body and posterior bone elements of the spine by a schwannoma may cause unstability. Besides the removal of the tumour tissue, the surgeons have to correct these bone deformities using stabilization techniques. In this report we present a patient operated for a spinal schwannoma originating from L5 nerve root with involvement of nearly half of the L5 vertebra. During surgery, the internal cortical layer of the vertebral body was found intact so instrumentation and fusion were not performed in our case. The patient presented no tumour recurrence after more than three years of unproblematic follow-ups.

language: English


FULL TEXT  REPRINTS

top of page