Resection of giant invasive thoracic schwannoma Case report

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A. Khelifa
F. Aichaoui
I. Assoumane
M. Al-Zekri
T. Bennafaa
A. Morsli

Abstract

Even though spinal nerve sheath tumours, presented especially by schwannomas, are considered to be mostly benign; they can gain a huge size and have an invasive behaviour, causing spinal cord compression, bone destruction, and make the total removal of the tumour a real challenge for the surgeon. This type of tumours is recently described as giant invasive spinal schwannoma (GISS), this type rarely reported in the thoracic region; deserve a special studying vis-a-vis the diagnosis and the management of both the tumour and the bone destruction.        

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Khelifa, A., Aichaoui, F., Assoumane, I., Al-Zekri, M., Bennafaa, T., & Morsli, A. (2020). Resection of giant invasive thoracic schwannoma. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(1), 158-162. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/1361
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A. Khelifa

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

F. Aichaoui

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

I. Assoumane

Department of Surgery, National Hospital of Niamey, Niger

M. Al-Zekri

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

T. Bennafaa

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

A. Morsli

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria