Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 6

Giant Hemorrhagic Cervical Schwannoma in a Young Woman with Acute Quadriparesis: Case Report

Carlo Mandelli*, Elena Virginia Colombo, Marzia Medone and Pietro Mortini
Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS San Raffaele and Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milano, Italy
Corresponding author : Carlo Mandelli
Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS San Raffaele and Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milano, Italy
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Received: August 03, 2014 Accepted: August 27, 2014 Published: September 01, 2014
Citation: Mandelli C, Colombo EV, Medone M, Mortini P (2014) Giant Hemorrhagic Cervical Schwannoma in a Young Woman with Acute Quadriparesis: Case Report. J Spine Neurosurg 3:6 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000165

Abstract

 Giant Hemorrhagic Cervical Schwannoma in a Young Woman with Acute Quadriparesis: Case Report

Schwannomas are the most common extramedullary spinal tumors. The acute hemorrhagic onset of a spinal schwannoma is a rare occurrence.We report the case of a 32-year-old woman who presents with acute onset of quadriparesis due to a hemorrhagic intradural schwannoma. The tumor arose from left C1-C2 roots and extended downward from C1 to C5 vertebral levels. An emergency posterior osteoplastic laminotomy extending from C2 to C4 was performed anden bloc resection of the tumor was achieved. Histological diagnosis was schwannoma with hemorrhagic components.

Keywords: Cervical schwannoma; Hemorrhagic schwannoma; Intradural hemorrhage

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