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Nicola Morelli, Michelangelo Mancuso, Claudia Tavarelli, Simone Gallerini, Gianfranco Cafforio, Stefano Delucchi, Donata Guidetti, "Giant Schwannoma with Endoabdominal Development: A Case of Radiculopathy", SRX Medicine, vol. 2010, Article ID 975915, 2 pages, 2010.

Giant Schwannoma with Endoabdominal Development: A Case of Radiculopathy

Received15 Jul 2009
Revised31 Aug 2009
Accepted02 Sep 2009
Published02 Nov 2009


Lumbosacral radiculopathy is a very common pathology, frequently caused by degenerative spondyloarthropathies. However, radiculopathy may result from tumor in various locations within the spinal canal, more commonly extramedullary. Primary nerve root tumors are a rare cause of lumbosacral radiculopathy. The majority of primary spinal tumors are benign and slow growing, and their clinical manifestations may be difficult to distinguish from more common causes of radiculopathy, such as a disc herniation. To our knowledge, voluminous schwannomas with endoabdominal development have only rarely been observed. Lumbosacral radiculopathy is a common neurological syndrome which can be an important source of disability. Although the most common causes are disc herniation and chronic spinal arthropathy, physicians should be mindful of other causes, including neoplasms.


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