Sacral Pure Spinal Epidural Cavernoma Mimicing Schwannoma: Case Report


Tanrikulu B. , Hasanov T., Uyar Bozkurt S., Seker A.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.32, ss.412-417, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.412-417

Özet

Pure spinal epidural cavernomas are very rare pathologies. They constitute only 4% of all spinal epidural tumors. Their radiologic appearance may mimic many other spinal epidural pathologies such as schwannoma, meningioma, lymphoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chordoma, ependymoma, spinal angiolipoma, perineural cysts and disc herniation. Complete surgical resection is the preferred treatment. But unfortunately they usually bleed heavily during surgery that makes complete surgical resection difficult.