Pigmented schwannoma of the ventral spinal cord

Citation
Rj. Singer et al., Pigmented schwannoma of the ventral spinal cord, SOUTH MED J, 92(5), 1999, pp. 532-534
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN journal
0038-4348 → ACNP
Volume
92
Issue
5
Year of publication
1999
Pages
532 - 534
Database
ISI
SICI code
0038-4348(199905)92:5<532:PSOTVS>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
Pigmented schwannomas of the spinal canal are rare entities. We present a c ase of such in an unusual, ventral intradural, extramedullary location in a 27-year-old man, Imaging and histopathologic findings, including electron microscopy, showed an intradural, extramedullary pigmented schwannoma, dens ely adherent to the leptomeninges of the anterior median septum. This lesio n is demonstrative of the neuroectodermal origin of these lesions and repre sents a rare location of these tumors.