Spinal schwannomatosis of the cauda equina in the absence of neurofibromatosis Case report and treatment strategies

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Dana Turliuc
A. Cucu
R. Sandu
Gabriela Dumitrescu
Claudia Costea

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Schwannomatosis is a rare tumor syndrome characterized by the presence of multiple benign non-vestibular, non-intradermal schwannomas and by the absence of neurofibromatosis type 1 or 2 syndromes. Multiple schwannomas are clinically and genetically distinct from neurofibromatosis, and the main treatment in case of symptomatic lesions is represented by surgical resection. In case of asymptomatic lesions, the indicated treatment is neuroimaging follow-up (MRI). We are presenting the case of a patient with three schwannomas of the cauda equina, as well as the treatment strategy in the case of this rare pathology.

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Turliuc, D., Cucu, A., Sandu, R., Dumitrescu, G., & Costea, C. (2017). Spinal schwannomatosis of the cauda equina in the absence of neurofibromatosis: Case report and treatment strategies. Romanian Neurosurgery, 31(1), 47–53. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/969
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Dana Turliuc

“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmachy of Iaşi, ROMANIA
“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital of Iaşi, ROMANIA

A. Cucu

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital of Iaşi, ROMANIA

R. Sandu

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital of Iaşi, ROMANIA

Gabriela Dumitrescu

“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital of Iaşi, ROMANIA

Claudia Costea

“Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmachy of Iaşi, ROMANIA
“Prof. Dr. N. Oblu” Emergency Clinical Hospital of Iaşi, ROMANIA

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