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Authors
Keywords
dumbbell tumor
neurogenic tumor
posterior approach
thoracoscopic surgery
Abstract
The patient was a 51-year-old female with a chief complaint of numbness of the right thigh. A dumbbell tumor compressing the 11th thoracic spinal cord was present in the posterior mediastinum on chest computed tomography and myelography. In surgery, the tumor in the spinal canal was resected by a posterior approach, and the residual tumor was completely excised by thoracoscopic surgery. The tumor measured 78 48 mm, and histopathologically diagnosed as schwannoma. The surgical procedure for neurogenic dumbbell tumors should be decided based on Eden’s classification. For types II and III, such as this patient, excision of the tumor in the spinal canal should be performed to avoid spinal cord damage, followed by thoracoscopic complete resection. Thoracoscopic surgery was applicable even though the tumor was large.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
52
Issue
2
Start Page
91
End Page
94
Published Date
2009-06
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2009, 52(2), 91-94
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English