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Title : Six Months Clinical Outcome After Tumor Removal and Posterior Stabilization on T9-L1 in a Schwannoma Patient: A Case Report

Abstract :

Schwannoma makes up of 85% of nerve sheath tumors. It is a slow-growing benign tumor and initially causes nonspecific symptoms such as segmental pain and paresthesia. The surgical goal is to perform complete tumor removal, which had been reported to produce good clinical outcome. The aim of this case report is to show the six months clinical outcome after tumor removal and posterior stabilization of a T9-L1 in schwannoma patient based on the 36 items short form survey (SF-36), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Modified Barthel Index (MBI). A 50 yead old female patient who complained of back pain and radiating leg pain during the last 6 months, weakness on the left limb, and limitations of daily activities was presented. Physical examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluations, and histopathological features showed a confirmed schwannoma. Six months after tumor removal and posterior stabilization on T9-L1, the patient showed improvements on SF-36, ODI, and MBI scores. The patient’s initial presentation, physical examinations, MRI and histopathology investigations, as well as pre- and post-operative score assessments results were typical of schwannoma and supported by various literature. Satisfactory clinical outcomes based on SF-36, ODI, and MBI scores were achieved after tumor removal and posterior stabilization in schwannoma patient.

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