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Giant schwannoma with
extensive scalloping of the lumbar vertebral body treated with one-stage
posterior surgery: a case report
Schwannoma is a relatively common
benign spinal cord and/or cauda equina tumor; however, giant cauda equina
schwannoma with extensive scalloping of the lumbar vertebral body is a rare
pathology, and the treatment strategy, including the use of surgical
procedures, is controversial. In this report, we present a rare case of a giant
lumbar schwannoma of the cauda equina with extremely large scalloping of the
vertebral body, and we discuss the surgical strategy we used to treat this
A 42-year-old Japanese man
presented to our department with complaints of a gait disturbance and muscle
weakness in the left lower limb. His muscle strength in the proximal part of
the left lower limb was grade 2 or 3/5, and he exhibited a mild urinary
disturbance on the first visit. X-ray and computed tomography myelography of
the lumbar spine showed an extremely large erosive lesion at the L3 vertebral
body. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine showed a large soft-tissue
mass in the spinal canal at L2-L3 and the vertebral body at L3. A one-stage
complete tumor resection and instrumented circumferential fusion were performed
via a posterior approach, and a good outcome was achieved after the surgery.
We performed one-stage posterior
surgery in a patient with a giant cauda equina schwannoma with extensive
scalloping of the vertebral body, and a good post-operative outcome was
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