Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 2
Spinal Schwannomas: Case Series and Literature Review
Halil İbrahim Sun1,Necmettin Pamir1
1Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi, Istanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.155 Objectives: Schwannomas are the most frequently seen primary spinal tumors with a 0.3-0.5/100.000 incidence. For non-syndromic spinal schwannomas, the current treatment modality is a gross total resection with the preservation of neurovascular structures. We aim to show the postoperative neurologic and radiologic findings of our patients with non-syndromic spinal schwannomas.

Patients and Methods: This retrospective case series have 82 patients. Patients were followed up on the 45th,180th and 365th days postoperatively. In the light of Karnofsky performance test, patients have been evaluated for pain, sensory and motor deficits.

Results: Intra and preoperative complications occured only in 2 patients.

Conclusion: Our findings show that total resection of non-syndromic spinal schwannomas is an effective and safe surgical approach. Keywords : Spinal schwannoma, spinal tumors, schwannoma