Thoracic subpial intramedullary schwannoma involving a ventral nerve root: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Kim2005ThoracicSI,
  title={Thoracic subpial intramedullary schwannoma involving a ventral nerve root: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Sang-Don Kim and Hiroshi Nakagawa and Junichi Mizuno and Tatsushi Inoue},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={389-93; discussion 393}
}
BACKGROUND Subpial intramedullary schwannoma of the spine is a rare tumor. A few case reports have revealed that the tumor originates from around the ventral nerve exit zone, with only one case confirming involvement of the ventral root. CASE DESCRIPTION A 72-year-old female with a 10-month history of Brown-Sequard-type monoparesis is described. On… CONTINUE READING