Neurology Research International / 2017 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Spinal Nerves Schwannomas: Experience on 367 Cases—Historic Overview on How Clinical, Radiological, and Surgical Practices Have Changed over a Course of 60 Years

Figure 1

Illustrative case. A 58-year-old man presenting with right arm weakness, paraparesis, and increased reflexes: (a) T1w MRI with contrast, coronal view showing dumbbell schwannoma at C3-C4 level with bone erosion of the vertebral body; (b) T1w MRI, axial section; vertebral artery was anteriorly dislocated (white arrow) and combined, two-step anterior-lateral and posterior approaches to the cervical spine were performed; (c) intraoperative view during anterior-lateral approach; (d) postoperative CT scan showing surgical excision of the tumor with preservation of the vertebral artery; (e) T2w postoperative MRI, axial view.

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