Case reportCervical extradural meningioma with rapidly progressive myelopathy
Review articleOpen access
2006/04/01 Short communication DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2005.05.018
Journal: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
AbstractA 50-year-old man noticed numbness of both hands. Muscle strength in the upper and lower extremities progressively deteriorated, and he became unable to stand or hold a cup over a five-day period. MRI showed an extradural tumour encasing the anterior, posterior and right lateral aspects of the cervical spinal cord, maximal at C3-4 but extending to C1, and emerging from the right C3-4 intervertebral foramen. At surgery, the tumour was entirely extradural. Histological examination revealed a meningioma. The patient recovered without neurological deficit with no recurrence 3 years after surgery.
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