C-1 root schwannoma with aggressive lateral mass invasion

Joo Han Kim, Ju Han Lee, Youn Kwan Park, Taek Hyun Kwon, Hung Seob Chung

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    Schwannomas are relatively common, benign tumors that are thought to arise from the nerve sheath cell. Schwannomas of the C1 root are extremely rare and seldom invade lateral masses because they gradually increase in size and can extend through the wide space behind the lateral mass instead of the intervertebral foramen. We present here an unusual case of a benign schwannoma that aggressively invaded the lateral mass of C-1.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)575-578
    Number of pages4
    JournalYonsei medical journal
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 31


    • C-1 root
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Schwannoma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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