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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47

Giant lumbar extraforaminal schwannoma


1 Department of Neurosurgery, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Medical oncology, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rohit Balasubramanian
OPD No. 13, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, 99 Avinashi Road, Civil Aerodrome Post, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJNO.IJNO_13_20

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Schwannomas are dumb-bell shaped benign intradural or extradural spinal canal nerve sheath tumors. Here, we present the rare case of a lumbar canal schwannoma in a middle-aged man. The tumor was completely extraforaminal with scalloping of the bone. Gross total excision was achieved by a lumbar approach.


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