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Spinal Cord. 2001 Aug;39(8):449-52.

Lumbar myxopapillary ependymoma mimicking neurofibroma.

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Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a case of lumbar myxopapillary ependymoma in whom neuroradiological and surgical findings strongly suggested neurofibroma.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION:

The patient presented with a 2 year history of progressive monoparesthesia and monoparesia of his right leg. He reported having minimal fecal and urinary incontinence.

INTERVENTION:

Total resection of the tumor was achieved by total L1-L2 laminectomies. There was no attachment to the spinal cord and dura.

CONCLUSION:

In spite of contemporary sophisticated neuroradiological facilities, we may still have diagnostic difficulties in some spinal tumors.

PMID:
11512076
DOI:
10.1038/sj.sc.3101173
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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