Pediatric Intramedullary Schwannoma Without Neurofibromatosis: Case Report
Pediatric intramedullary schwannoma without neurofibromatosis is extremely rare with only five cases reported so far. We present this rare finding in an 10-year-old boy who presented with a sudden onset of weakness in the lower limbs. An intraoperative diagnosis of schwannoma enabled us to carry out a total excision of the tumor, which resulted in near complete recovery at 10 months follow-up. Although rare, this diagnosis should be considered when a child presents with a solitary intramedullary tumor since its total resection can be achieved improving surgical outcome.
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