Ancient Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina

Our Experience and Review of the Literature

Venceslao Wierzbicki, Alessandro Pesce, Luigi Marrocco, Emanuele Piccione, Alessandro Frati, Riccardo Caruso

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Ancient schwannomas (AS) are exceedingly rare variant of common schwannomas (CS). Only two cases involving the cauda equina region have been previously reported in literature. AS are typically associated with a higher histological degree of degenerative changes (Antoni B areas). It is of peculiar importance, according to our opinion, to outline that, because of their extremely slow growth (which explains the increase of the degenerative changes in respect to the CS) and their typical soft consistency in respect to their standard counterparts, AS usually imply an even better prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7930521
JournalCase reports in surgery
Volume2016
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Ancient Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina : Our Experience and Review of the Literature. / Wierzbicki, Venceslao; Pesce, Alessandro; Marrocco, Luigi; Piccione, Emanuele; Frati, Alessandro; Caruso, Riccardo.

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Wierzbicki, Venceslao ; Pesce, Alessandro ; Marrocco, Luigi ; Piccione, Emanuele ; Frati, Alessandro ; Caruso, Riccardo. / Ancient Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina : Our Experience and Review of the Literature. In: Case reports in surgery. 2016 ; Vol. 2016. pp. 7930521.
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