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creator
Shrestha, Prabin
M.Singh, Anish
B.Adhikari, Rupendra
Sayami, Geeta
subject
Ganglioneuroma
Lumbar radiculopathy
Spinal nerve root
MRI
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
Ganglioneuromas are rare benign tumors arising from neuroepithelial cells. Even more rarely they involve lumbar spinal nerve roots. We report a 34-year-old male patient who presented with typical lumbar radiculopathy. He had low back pain radiating to the right lower leg with numbness. His MRI revealed a herniated disc at L5-S1 compressing the right nerve root. Surgery was planned for microdiscectomy and nerve root decompression. Right L5 hemilaminotomy was performed and the nerve root was identified. Surprisingly the nerve root was markedly inflamed and there was no obvious disc tissue herniation. Considering it to be a spinal nerve root tumor, the dura of the nerve root was opened and nerve root mass exposed. Subtotal resection was performed. Biopsy showed Ganglioneuroma. The main purpose of this article is to report such a rare case and also to review the literature.
journal title
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
volume
Volume 65
issue
Issue 3-4
start page
61
end page
63
date of issued
2016-12
publisher
Hiroshima University Medical Press
issn
0018-2052
ncid
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
rights
Copyright (c) 2016 Hiroshima University Medical Press
department
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
University Medical Hospital
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