CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery 2022; 41(01): e90-e93
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1730333
Case Report

Solitary Dorsal Intramedullary Schwanomma – A Rare Lesion

Schwanomma intramedular dorsal solitário – Uma lesão rara
Laxmikant Bhople
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Sir J J group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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1   Department of Neurosurgery, Sir J J group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Nimesh Jain
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Sir J J group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Vernon Velho
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Sir J J group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract

Intramedullary schwanommas are rare, and most cases are reported in cervical region. Less than 20 dorsal intramedullary schwanommas have been reported till date in literature. This is due to their cell of origin, the Schwann cell, which is not normally found within the parenchyma of the brain and spinal cord; therefore it is not surprising that these lesions are rare. We report a rare solitary dorsal intramedullary schwanomma in a young adult patient who presented with paraplegia.

Resumo

Schwanommas intramedulares são raros, e a maioria dos casos são relatados na região cervical. Menos de 20 schwanommas intramedulares dorsais foram relatados até o momento na literatura. Isso se deve à sua célula de origem, a célula de Schwann, que normalmente não é encontrada dentro do parênquima do cérebro e da medula espinhal; portanto, não é surpreendente que essas lesões são raras. Nós relatamos um raro schwanomma intramedular dorsal solitário em um paciente adulto jovem que apresentou paraplegia.



Publication History

Received: 18 September 2020

Accepted: 22 February 2021

Article published online:
01 November 2021

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