CT Characteristics of Dumbell Schwannomma Arising From the Fifth Cervical Nerve Root
Amit Agrawal 1 * , G.K. Singh 2, Raj Kumar Rauniyar 3, Ishwar Singh 4, Sangeeta Shrestha 5, Rajat Agrawal 6
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1 Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
2 Professor in Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
3 Additional Professor in Radiology, Department of Radiology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
4 Professor in ENT, Department of ENT, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
5 Assistant Professor in ENT, Department of ENT, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
6 Assistant Professor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Neurilemmomas, or schwannomas, are benign neurogenic tumors that arise from the nerve sheaths of peripheral nerves. Neurilemmomas may occur nearly anywhere in the body but have a predilection for the head, the neck, and the flexor surfaces of the upper and lower extremities. Histopathology is the most definitive way to confirm the nature of these lesion, however well planned CT scan will adequate pre-operative information for surgical planning. Though MRI is the gold standard and investigation of choice well planned thin sliced CT scan can be is as good as MRI for the pre-operative evaluation of these lesions.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82652

Eur J Gen Med, 2009 - Volume 6 Issue 2, pp. 123-126

Publication date: 15 Apr 2009

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