C-1 root schwannoma with aggressive lateral mass invasion

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Abstract

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
Volume46
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 31

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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