Dumbbell schwannoma causing acute spinal cord compression: case report.

J. V. Rosenfeld, I. Kevau, O. Jacob, B. Danga, D. A. Watters

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A case is presented of acute spinal cord compression by a thoracic dumbbell spinal schwannoma in a young woman with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). A successful outcome was achieved with total excision of the lesion and decompression of the spinal cord. Greater recognition of the reversibility of spinal cord compression in the developing world is necessary to reduce major permanent morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-44
Number of pages5
JournalPapua and New Guinea Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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