Spinal schwannoma with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage: a diagnostic challenge.

@article{Parmar2004SpinalSW,
  title={Spinal schwannoma with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage: a diagnostic challenge.},
  author={Hemant A. Parmar and Boon Chuang Pang and C. C. Tchoyoson Lim and Soke Miang Chng and Kheng Kooi Tan},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={846-50}
}
We report a case of spinal intradural schwannoma presenting with intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebral angiography studies were negative, but MR imaging of the spine revealed a large hemorrhagic tumor in the thoraco-lumbar junction. The tumor was misdiagnosed as ependymoma of the conus medullaris. This case illustrates the importance of a high index of suspicion for spinal disease in angiographically-negative subarachnoid hemorrhage and pitfalls in MR diagnosis of thoraco-lumbar tumors… CONTINUE READING

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