Volume 17, Issue 68 (1-2009)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2009, 17(68): 75-79 | Back to browse issues page

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Poorsina Hospital
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Abstract Introduction: Schwannoma is a nerve sheath tumor originates from Schwann cells, with slow growth and usually benign. Spinal schwannomas almost arises from dorsal (sensory) root. C1 ventral root schwannomas which limited to the anterior part of medullospinal junction is extremely rare. These tumors may extend to foramen magnum and manifest as foramen magnum syndrome. Case History: This report is presented a 60-years old female with cervical and occipital pain, spastic quadriparesis and dissociative sensory loss. Cervical MRI demonstrated an extramedullary intradural tumor in anterior part of foramen magnum.C1-2 Posterior midline suboccipital laminectomy with spinal cord decompression was performed. After surgery, her symptoms improved. Histopathological evaluation revealed schwannoma. Symptoms of foramen magnum syndrome are various and Conclusion: Nonspecific, so diagnosis requires a high suspicious in early stages, when tumor resection may lead to significant improvement of the patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/27 | Accepted: 2013/11/27 | Published: 2013/11/27