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Yamane, Kentaro
Takigawa, Tomoyuki ORCID Kaken ID researchmap
Osaki, Syuhei
Abstract
Cervical spinal schwannoma is benign, and outcomes after surgical resection are generally excellent. A surgical dilemma sometimes arises as to whether to perform total tumor removal, which carries a risk of sacrificing the nerve root, or subtotal removal, where the risk can be tumor recurrence. The purpose of this study was to identify factors with the potential to predict clinical impairment after surgery for cervical spinal schwannomas. Thirty cases of cervical schwannomas treated surgically in our institute were retrospectively reviewed;initial symptoms, tumor location, Eden classification, surgical method, functional outcome, and tumor recurrence were investigated. All permanent motor deficits were the result of resecting functionally relevant nerve roots (i.e., C5-8). The rate of permanent sensory deficit was 11% after C1-4 nerve root resection, and 67% after C5-8 nerve root resection. Permanent neurological deficits occurred in 14% of patients younger than 40 years and 38% of those older than 40. Dumbbell tumors were associated with the need for total or ventral nerve root transection, as well as with a high incidence of tumor recurrence. The incidence of permanent neurological deficit was significantly higher in patients undergoing C5-8 nerve root resection, and tended to be higher in those over 40.
Keywords
cervical spinal schwannoma
neurological deficit
nerve root resection
tumor resection
tumor recurrence
Amo Type
Original Article
Published Date
2013-12
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume67
Issue
issue6
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
343
End Page
349
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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CopyrightⒸ 2013 by Okayama University Medical School
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