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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1996 Jun;25(6):1297-1302. Korean. Original Article.
Choi JH , Kim SM , Choi JW , Ahn KS , Sim YB , Sohn JH , Choi SK .
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

A case of multiple intradural schwannomas of the cauda equina is reported without evidence of any other manifestations of neurofibromtosis. The patient had symptoms of cauda equina compression. Following a diagnosis of multiple intradural tumors of the cauda equina, based on lumbar spine MRI with contrast enhancement, the tumors at the L1 body, L3 body, L3-L4 intervertebral space level were removed completely, involving two rootlets. After the operation, the patient is asymptomatic apart from left S3 dermatome hypesthesia.

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