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Two-stage surgery for a large cervical dumbbell tumour in neurofibromatosis 1: a case report

Sharifudin, Mohd Ariff and Johari, Joehaimey and Omar, Ahmad Sabri and Yusof, Abdul Halim (2011) Two-stage surgery for a large cervical dumbbell tumour in neurofibromatosis 1: a case report. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 5 (3). pp. 24-27. ISSN 1985-2533

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Spinal neurofibromas occur sporadically and typically occur in association with neurofibromatosis 1. Patients afflicted with neurofibromatosis 1 usually present with involvement of several nerve roots. This report describes the case of a 14- year-old child with a large intraspinal, but extradural tumour with paraspinal extension, dumbbell neurofibroma of the cervical region extending from the C2 to C4 vertebrae. The lesions were readily detected by MR imaging and were successfully resected in a two-stage surgery. The time interval between the first and second surgery was one month. We provide a brief review of the literature regarding various surgical approaches, emphasising the utility of anterior and posterior approaches.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5770/24411
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cervical Spine; Dumbbell Neurofibroma; Neurofibromatosis 1; Spinal; Surgical Approach; Tumour
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 10:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 10:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/24411

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