A rare case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma resembling a nerve sheath tumor of the cauda equina.

@article{Kubota2004ARC,
  title={A rare case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma resembling a nerve sheath tumor of the cauda equina.},
  author={Motoo Kubota and Naokatsu Saeki and Akira Yamaura and Toshihiko Iuchi and M. Ohga and Katsunobu Osato},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={530-2}
}
We present a rare case of solitary metastasis to the cauda equina from the kidney. The patient was a 68-year-old man with a two-year history of low back pain. His past medical history revealed a renal cell carcinoma diagnosed seven years earlier. His lumbosacral MR imaging showed a well-demarcated, intradural extramedullary mass at the L3 level. He underwent an L2-4 laminectomy. The operative findings of the tumor quite resembled that of a nerve sheath tumor. It did not infiltrate into the… CONTINUE READING