Intradural angiomatous meningioma arising from a thoracic nerve root

Paolo Missori, Valeria Palmarini, Maria Grazia Elefante, Marco Scapeccia, Maurizio Domenicucci, Sergio Paolini

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BACKGROUND: Spinal intradural meningiomas that arise purely from a nerve root without dural attachments are extremely rare. Spinal meningiomas arise from arachnoidal cap cells in the spinal canal, and growth of these tumors exerts pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots.

CASE DESCRIPTION: A patient presented with a lesion at the T3-T4 level that resembled a schwannoma on magnetic resonance imaging. During surgery, the tumor originated from a spinal nerve root. Pathologically, it was an angiomatous meningioma (AM).

CONCLUSIONS: In a review of the literature, we discuss the pathogenesis and surgical strategy for diagnosing and treating these extremely rare AM lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2017

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Thoracic Nerves
Meningioma
Spinal Nerve Roots
Spinal Canal
Neurilemmoma
Neoplasms
Spinal Cord
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pressure
Growth

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Intradural angiomatous meningioma arising from a thoracic nerve root. / Missori, Paolo; Palmarini, Valeria; Elefante, Maria Grazia; Scapeccia, Marco; Domenicucci, Maurizio; Paolini, Sergio.

In: Surgical Neurology International, Vol. 8, 10.08.2017, p. 187.

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Missori, Paolo ; Palmarini, Valeria ; Elefante, Maria Grazia ; Scapeccia, Marco ; Domenicucci, Maurizio ; Paolini, Sergio. / Intradural angiomatous meningioma arising from a thoracic nerve root. In: Surgical Neurology International. 2017 ; Vol. 8. pp. 187.
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