Primary extramedullary extradural ependymoma of the thoracic spine mimicking a schwannoma

Pasquale De Bonis, Nicola Montano, Beatrice Cioni, Cesare Colosimo, Libero Lauriola, Fabio Papacci, Mario Meglio

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A 60-year-old woman presented with a 5-month history of paraesthesias on both feet, progressively extending upwards, bilateral leg weakness and hypoestesia. Neurological status progressively worsened, leading to paraparesis. In the last 2 weeks, she started complaining of urinary frequency and constipation. On neurological examination, the patient had diffuse lower-extremities weakness (left leg 1–2/5, right leg 3–4/5), was not able to maintain a straight posture, had a T9 sensory level and had symmetrical hyper-reflexia at the knees and ankles with left clonus; both great-toes were upgoing.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)579-581
Numero di pagine3
RivistaJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009


  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ependymoma
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Paralysis
  • Paresthesia
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms


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