Giant invasive spinal schwannomas: definition and surgical management.

  title={Giant invasive spinal schwannomas: definition and surgical management.},
  author={Krishnamurthy Sridhar and Ravi Ramamurthi and M. C. Vasudevan and Balasubramaniam Ramamurthi},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={94 2 Suppl},
OBJECT Confusion exists regarding the term giant spinal schwannoma. There are a variety of nerve sheath tumors that, because of their size and extent, justify the label "giant schwannoma." The authors propose a classification system for spinal schwannomas as a means to define these giant lesions. The classification is confined to tumors that are essentially intraspinal, with or without extraspinal components. Lesions that erode the vertebral bodies (VBs) and extend posteriorly and laterally… CONTINUE READING