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spinal nerve root pathology

Nerve-root Schwannomas mimicking intervertebral disc hernitations: a report of two cases

August 13, 2014

Two cases of spinal nerve-root Schwannomas, initially diagnosed as intervertebral disc herniations, are presented. Both were surgically excised after being located using myelography and CT scans. A review of the literature, with emphasis on the differntial diagnosis of Schwannoma from herniated intervertebral disc, is included. . (JCCA 1989; 33(3):135-141) Key Words: Schwannoma, back pain, diagnosis,

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