Spinal schwannomas: a review of 42 cases.

  title={Spinal schwannomas: a review of 42 cases.},
  author={Hiroshi Asahara and Akira Kawai and Yoshitada Harada and Masuo Senda and Hajime Inoue},
  journal={Acta medica Okayama},
  volume={50 1},
In this study, 42 cases of spinal schwannomas are reviewed. We analyzed the therapeutic results of patients with spinal schwannomas in order to investigate the factors which affect the clinical outcomes. Early diagnosis and treatment could help procure a good result for the patient. The delay in diagnosis and the subsequent duration of symptoms was significantly longer in cases of lumbar lesions compared to cervical and thoracic lesions. Tumor recurrence was rare, but in some cases where… CONTINUE READING