Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7930521, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7930521
Case Report

Ancient Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina: Our Experience and Review of the Literature

1Neurosurgery Department, Army Hospital of Rome “Celio”, Roma, Italy
2NESMOS Department, “Sapienza” University, Roma, Italy
3Neurosurgery Department, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant’Andrea, Roma, Italy
4Neurosurgery Division, IRCCS “Neuromed”, Pozzilli, Italy
5Neurology and Psychiatry Department, “Sapienza” University, Roma, Italy

Received 17 July 2016; Revised 1 October 2016; Accepted 10 October 2016

Academic Editor: Jochen Tüttenberg

Copyright © 2016 Venceslao Wierzbicki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. M. N. Saiful Azli, I. G. Abd Rahman, and M. S. Md Salzihan Bin, “Ancient schwannoma of the conus medullaris,” Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 256–258, 2007. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. J. Domínguez, R. D. Lobato, A. Ramos, J. J. Rivas, P. A. Gómez, and S. Castro, “Giant intrasacral schwannomas: report of six cases,” Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 139, no. 10, pp. 954–960, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. Y. S. Lee, J. O. Kim, and S. E. Park, “Ancient schwannoma of the thigh mimicking a malignant tumour: a report of two cases, with emphasis on MRI findings,” The British Journal of Radiology, vol. 83, no. 991, pp. e154–e157, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. T. Ishihara and T. Ono, “Degenerated neurilemoma (ancient schwannoma),” The Journal of Dermatology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 221–225, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. K. Isobe, T. Shimizu, T. Akahane, and H. Kato, “Imaging of ancient schwannoma,” American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 183, no. 2, pp. 331–336, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. B. S. Darwish, V. Balakrishnan, and R. Maitra, “Intramedullary ancient schwannoma of the cervical spinal cord: case report and review of literature,” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 321–323, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. C.-T. Hsieh, W.-C. Tsai, and M.-Y. Liu, “Intradural lumbar cystic schwannoma,” Neurosciences, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 366–368, 2011. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. A. Karataş, M. Iş, Ü. Yildirim, F. Akyüz, and F. Gezen, “Thoracic intradural cystic schwannoma: a case report,” Turkish Neurosurgery, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 193–196, 2007. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. F. Hayashi, T. Sakai, K. Sairyo et al., “Intramedullary schwannoma with calcification of the epiconus,” The Spine Journal, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. e19–e23, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. D. A. Ross, M. S. B. Edwards, and C. B. Wilson, “Intramedullary neurilemomas of the spinal cord: report of two cases and review of the literature,” Neurosurgery, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 458–464, 1986. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. R. K. Bhatia, A. Banerjea, M. Ram, and B. E. Lovett, “Benign ancient Schwannoma of the abdominal wall: an unwanted birthday present,” BMC Surgery, vol. 10, no. 1, article 1, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. W. White, M. H. Shiu, M. K. Rosenblum, R. A. Erlandson, and J. M. Woodruff, “Cellular schwannoma. A clinicopathologic study of 57 patients and 58 tumors,” Cancer, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 1266–1275, 1990. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. Y. Shimada, N. Miyakoshi, Y. Kasukawa, M. Hongo, S. Ando, and E. Itoi, “Clinical features of cauda equina tumors requiring surgical treatment,” The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol. 209, no. 1, pp. 1–6, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. M. Wager, F. Lapierre, J. L. Blanc, A. Listrat, and B. Bataille, “Cauda equina tumors: a French multicenter retrospective review of 231 adult cases and review of the literature,” Neurosurgical Review, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 119–129, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. H. Kagaya, E. Abe, K. Sato, Y. Shimada, and A. Kimura, “Giant cauda equina schwannoma: a case report,” Spine, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 268–272, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. L. Cervoni, P. Celli, M. Scarpinati, and G. Cantore, “Neurinomas of the cauda equina clinical analysis of 40 surgical cases,” Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 127, no. 3-4, pp. 199–202, 1994. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. T. Ichinose, T. Takami, N. Yamamoto, N. Tsuyuguchi, and K. Ohata, “Intratumoral hemorrhage of spinal schwannoma of the cauda equina manifesting as acute paraparesis—case report,” Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 255–257, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. C. Ji, J.-G. Ahn, H.-Y. Huh, and C.-K. Park, “Cervical schwannoma presenting with acute intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage,” Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 137–139, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. B. Mills, P. V. Marks, and J. M. Nixon, “Spinal subarachnoid haemorrhage from an ‘ancient’ schwannoma of the cervical spine,” British Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 557–559, 1993. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. F. Roohi, A. W. Cook, H. Clarke, R. Torno, and M. Zandieh, “Painless cauda equina schwannoma simulating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease,” Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, vol. 45, no. 10, article 938, 1982. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. S. Guigou, M. Mercié, J.-L. Blanc, F. Lapierre, S. Milinkevitch, and P. Dighiero, “Bilateral papilledema as the manifestation of Schwannoma of the cauda equina,” Journal Francais d'Ophtalmologie, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 312–318, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. R. Caruso, L. Marrocco, and V. Wierzbiki, “Papilledema and tumours of the cauda equina: a case report,” La Clinica Terapeutica, vol. 159, no. 2, pp. 83–85, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. J. Piek, “Giant schwannoma of the cauda equina without neurological deficits-case report and review of the literature,” Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, vol. 122, no. 21-22, pp. 645–648, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. T. Inokuchi, H. Takiuchi, Y. Moriwaki et al., “Retroperitoneal ancient schwannoma presenting as an adrenal incidentaloma: CT and MR findings,” Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1389–1393, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. I. Dahl, “Ancient neurilemmoma (Schwannoma),” Acta Pathologica et Microbiologica Scandinavica—Section A Pathology, vol. 85, no. 6, pp. 812–818, 1977. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. A. Raco, A. Pesce, and M. Miscusi, “Surgical treatment of spinal meningiomas,” in From Bench to Bedside—Trauma, Tumors, Spine, Functional Neurosurgery, InTech Open, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  27. P. J. Papagelopoulos, H. A. Peterson, M. J. Ebersold, P. R. Emmanuel, S. N. Choudhury, and L. M. Quast, “Spinal column deformity and instability after lumbar or thoracolumbar laminectomy for intraspinal tumors in children and young adults,” Spine, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 442–451, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. M. J. McGirt, G. L. Garcés-Ambrossi, S. L. Parker et al., “Short-term progressive spinal deformity following laminoplasty versus laminectomy for resection of intradural spinal tumors: analysis of 238 patients,” Neurosurgery, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 1005–1012, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus