Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : January | Volume : 10 | Issue : 1 | Page : PD01 - PD03

Spinal Intradural Schwannoma with Acute Intratumoural Haemorrhage: Case Report and Review PD01-PD03

G. Lakshmi Prasad, Lakshman I. Kongwad, Manna G. Valiathan

Dr. G. Lakshmi Prasad,
Department of Neurosurgery, Room 12, OPD Block, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal-576104, India.

Schwannomas account for around half of all intradural spinal tumours, with chronic progressive symptoms as the most common presenting features. Intratumoural haemorrhage as a presenting feature of spinal schwannoma is very rare and only 11 cases have been reported till date. Authors here report a previously asymptomatic 40-year-old male who presented with acute onset paraplegia 12 hours after a minor trauma. MR imaging revealed a C7-D3 intradural-extramedullary lesion with features of acute blood and showing no enhancement. Emergency laminectomy and complete removal of the mass was performed and histopathology revealed features of schwannoma with haemorrhage. Patient had modest improvement of his neurological deficits at a follow-up of 6 months. Pertinent literature is reviewed in brief.