Archivos de neurociencias (México, D.F.)
versión impresa ISSN 0187-4705
CHAVEZ LOPEZ, OSÉ ANTONIO et al. SCHWANNOMA INTRAMEDULAR CERVICAL. Arch. Neurocien. (Mex., D.F.) [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.1, pp. 55-58. ISSN 0187-4705.
Intramedullary Schwannomas are rare tumors, only 39 cases have been reported in the literature since 1931. The case of a 40-years-old woman with a history of a progressive cervical myelopathy is reported. A diagnosis of a cervical intramedullary tumor was made by magnetic resonance imaginig, C4-C6 laminectomy and a total resection were performed. The patient had completely recovered from her preoperative deficit. Postoperative MRI revealed only postsurgical changes without tumor. Pathological examination revealed a Schwannoma. The existence of Intraparenchymal Schwannomas is difficult to explain therefore we reported this case and discussed the literature on the pathogenic and insist in surgical resection.
Palabras llave : intramedullary spinal cord schwannoma; cervical; resection; postsurgical without deficit.