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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 160-162

A rare intraspinal tumor "ancient schwannoma" and diagnostic difficulty

Department of Neurosurgery, Nil Ratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Mithilesh Kumar Pandey
Department of Neurosurgery, Nil Ratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.142326

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Ancient schwannoma (AS) is a rare benign, encapsulated tumor with a slow growth rate. The symptoms are very few and non specific during early stage of disease, because of that, the diagnosis of AS is always a challenge. There is a tendency to confuse AS with malignant tumors on imaging and histology. Here we are reporting a case of AS of the dorsal spinal region at T8-T9 level in a 62 year male patient initially present with non specific right upper abdominal pain. Complete excision of tumour was done successfully, without intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring and microscope with a good postoperative neurological recovery.

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