Extradural thoracic spinal meningioma arising from a nerve root -case report-
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society (대한신경외과학회지)
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society (대한신경외과학회지), Vol.30(3) : 400~403, 2001
Extradural meningiomas are relatively rare and those arising from spinal root are even rarer. Recently, a case of extradural meningioma arising from a spinal nerve root was surgically treated in our institution. This patient was a 19-year-old female presented with paraparesis and paresthesia. The mass was compressing the spinal cord at the level of fourth thoracic spine, and it was extended to the nerve root. At operation it was found to be originated from the fourth thoracic spinal nerve root. After removal of the tumor, the neurologic symptom and sign were recovered completely. Histoligic examination of tumor revealed as transitional type of meningioma.