Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 2
Primary Extradural Spinal Ganglioneuroblastoma: A Case Report
Ashis PATNAIK, Sudhansu S MISHRA, Sanjib MISHRA, Srikanta DAS, Rama C DEO
Scb Medical College, Department of Neurosurgery, Orissa, India DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.5595-11.2 We report a case of ganglioneuroblastoma of the spinal cord in a 25-year-old man. Clinical history was short with paraparesis and bladder involvement. The MRI picture was that of an extradural solid tumor with extension to both intervertebral foramina, more suggestive of nerve sheath tumour rather than malignant embryonal tumour. Diagnosis was established by histopathological study. We could not find such a presentation of spinal ganglioneuroblastoma as an extradural, primary tumour in the literature. We discuss the radio-pathological features, surgical management and post-operative outcome. Keywords : Ganglioneuroblastoma, Spinal, Extradural, Primary
Corresponding author : Ashis Patnaık, dr_ash007@yahoo.co.in