Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 1
Intraosseous Giant Sacral Schwannoma: Case Report
1Şifa Üniversitesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye
2Isparta Devlet Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, Isparta, Türkiye
3Seyfi Demirsoy Devlet Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
4Şifa Üniversitesi, Anestezi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye
Rare giant sacral schwannomas may be confused with other region tumors. Our case contains significant similarities with intraosseous sacral schwannoma as a rare tumor itself. These kinds of tumors give late symptoms because of their slow growth. A patient who had been suffering from low back pain for the last three months was found to have a 4x3 cm mass with lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The mass in the sacrum was a schwannoma. This mass did not show paraspinal extension or wide neural invasion, and was removed totally with the posterior surgical approach and the pathology diagnosis was schwannoma. This patient was discharged without any problems or neurological deficits. In such cases, MRI is an early diagnostic test and total removal and minimal harm are the primary aims. If the tumor is d etected sooner, better results can be obtained. Anahtar Kelimeler : spinal schwannoma, Intraosseous schwannoma, Sacral schwannoma, Vertebra