J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2001 Apr;30(4):509-513.

Giant Benign Schwannoma Involving Sacral Bone

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Sun General hospital, Taejeon, Korea.
  • 2Department of General surgery, Sun General hospital, Taejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Sacral schwannoma is a rare lesion with a tendency to reach large proportions. The benign schwannoma rarely involves the vertebral bodies extensively. The authors report a case of giant intrasacral schwannoma in 30-year-old woman who had intermittent lower back pain during 3 years period. CT and MRI showed a destructive mass lesion within the upper part of sacrum with a large mass extending into the presacral space. The patient underwent combined surgery consisted of anterior transabdominal approach and posterior sacral laminectomy and total removal of tumor. The characteristics of the lesion were discussed with a review of literatures.

Keyword

Spinal schwannoma; Sacrum; Presacral space; CT; MRI

MeSH Terms

Adult
Female
Humans
Laminectomy
Low Back Pain
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurilemmoma*
Sacrum
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