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JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES
Rivista di Neurochirurgia
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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 1998 March;42(1):57-9
Intracerebral schwannoma. Case report
Cervoni L., Caruso R., Gagliardi F. M.
Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Mediterranean "Neuromed" Institute, IRCCS, Pozzilli (IS), Italy
A case of intraparenchymal schwannoma is presented. A 61-year-old woman, with stigmata of von Recklinghausen’s neurofibromatosis (NF-2), presented with a history of weakness of the right lower limb for 2 months. She was investigated by MR which showed a circular mass with a maximum diameter of 5 cm in the right parieto-occipital lobe. The tumor was removed in toto via a left parieto-occipital craniotomy. The patient was discharged two weeks after the operation and remains well now 2 years later. The clinical and neuroradiological findings of reported intraparenchymal schwannomas, including the case reported here, are discussed.