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Schwannoma, Craniovertebral Junction
Lubdha M. Shah, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Neurinoma, neurilemmoma
              • Nerve sheath tumor (NST)
            • Definitions

              • Neoplasm of nerve sheath (Schwann cells)

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Angiographic Findings

                      • Nonvascular Interventions

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                  • Microscopic Features

                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                    • Presentation

                                      • Demographics

                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                          • Treatment

                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Gerszten PC et al: Radiosurgery for benign tumors of the spine: clinical experience and current trends. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 11(2):133-9, 2012
                                              2. Hoover JM et al: Intramedullary melanotic schwannoma. Rare Tumors. 4(1):e3, 2012
                                              3. Merker VL et al: Clinical features of schwannomatosis: a retrospective analysis of 87 patients. Oncologist. 2012;17(10):1317-22. doi: 10. 1634/theoncologist. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3481897, 2012
                                              4. Gonzalvo A et al: Schwannomatosis, sporadic schwannomatosis, and familial schwannomatosis: a surgical series with long-term follow-up. Clinical article. J Neurosurg. 114(3):756-62, 2011
                                              5. Liu WC et al: Radiological findings of spinal schwannomas and meningiomas: focus on discrimination of two disease entities. Eur Radiol. 19(11):2707-15, 2009
                                              6. Murovic JA et al: Foraminal nerve sheath tumors: intermediate follow-up after cyberknife radiosurgery. Neurosurgery. 64(2 Suppl):A33-43, 2009
                                              7. Ozawa H et al: Spinal dumbbell tumors: an analysis of a series of 118 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 7(6):587-93, 2007
                                              8. Dodd RL et al: CyberKnife radiosurgery for benign intradural extramedullary spinal tumors. Neurosurgery. 58(4):674-85; discussion 674-85, 2006
                                              9. Singrakhia MD et al: Cervical schwannoma presenting as an expansile vertebral body lesion: report of two cases with a technical note on the surgical management. Surg Neurol. 66(2):192-6; discussion 196, 2006
                                              10. Conti P et al: Spinal neurinomas: retrospective analysis and long-term outcome of 179 consecutively operated cases and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 61(1):34-43; discussion 44, 2004
                                              11. Colosimo C et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of intramedullary spinal cord schwannomas. Report of two cases and review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 99(1 Suppl):114-7, 2003
                                              12. Hasegawa M et al: Surgical pathology of spinal schwannomas: a light and electron microscopic analysis of tumor capsules. Neurosurgery. 49(6):1388-92; discussion 1392-3, 2001
                                              13. Sridhar K et al: Giant invasive spinal schwannomas: definition and surgical management. J Neurosurg. 94(2 Suppl):210-5, 2001
                                              14. Woodruff JM et al: Schwannoma. In Kleihues P et al: Tumours of the Nervous System. Lyon: IARC Press. 164-6, 2000
                                              15. Murphey MD et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Imaging of musculoskeletal neurogenic tumors: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 19(5):1253-80, 1999
                                              16. Vallat-Decouvelaere AV et al: Spinal melanotic schwannoma: a tumour with poor prognosis. Histopathology. 35(6):558-66, 1999
                                              17. Mautner VF et al: Spinal tumors in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2: MR imaging study of frequency, multiplicity, and variety. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 165(4):951-5, 1995
                                              18. Akeson P et al: Radiological investigation of neurofibromatosis type 2. Neuroradiology. 36(2):107-10, 1994
                                              19. Matsumoto S et al: MRI of intradural-extramedullary spinal neurinomas and meningiomas. Clin Imaging. 17(1):46-52, 1993
                                              20. Friedman DP et al: Intradural schwannomas of the spine: MR findings with emphasis on contrast-enhancement characteristics. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 158(6):1347-50, 1992
                                              21. Shen WC et al: Cystic spinal neurilemmoma on magnetic resonance imaging. Neuroradiology. 34(5):447-8, 1992
                                              22. Demachi H et al: MR imaging of spinal neurinomas with pathological correlation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 14(2):250-4, 1990
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                                              References
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Synonyms

                                                          • Neurinoma, neurilemmoma
                                                          • Nerve sheath tumor (NST)
                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Neoplasm of nerve sheath (Schwann cells)

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • MR Findings

                                                                • Angiographic Findings

                                                                  • Nonvascular Interventions

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                • Presentation

                                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Gerszten PC et al: Radiosurgery for benign tumors of the spine: clinical experience and current trends. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 11(2):133-9, 2012
                                                                                          2. Hoover JM et al: Intramedullary melanotic schwannoma. Rare Tumors. 4(1):e3, 2012
                                                                                          3. Merker VL et al: Clinical features of schwannomatosis: a retrospective analysis of 87 patients. Oncologist. 2012;17(10):1317-22. doi: 10. 1634/theoncologist. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3481897, 2012
                                                                                          4. Gonzalvo A et al: Schwannomatosis, sporadic schwannomatosis, and familial schwannomatosis: a surgical series with long-term follow-up. Clinical article. J Neurosurg. 114(3):756-62, 2011
                                                                                          5. Liu WC et al: Radiological findings of spinal schwannomas and meningiomas: focus on discrimination of two disease entities. Eur Radiol. 19(11):2707-15, 2009
                                                                                          6. Murovic JA et al: Foraminal nerve sheath tumors: intermediate follow-up after cyberknife radiosurgery. Neurosurgery. 64(2 Suppl):A33-43, 2009
                                                                                          7. Ozawa H et al: Spinal dumbbell tumors: an analysis of a series of 118 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 7(6):587-93, 2007
                                                                                          8. Dodd RL et al: CyberKnife radiosurgery for benign intradural extramedullary spinal tumors. Neurosurgery. 58(4):674-85; discussion 674-85, 2006
                                                                                          9. Singrakhia MD et al: Cervical schwannoma presenting as an expansile vertebral body lesion: report of two cases with a technical note on the surgical management. Surg Neurol. 66(2):192-6; discussion 196, 2006
                                                                                          10. Conti P et al: Spinal neurinomas: retrospective analysis and long-term outcome of 179 consecutively operated cases and review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 61(1):34-43; discussion 44, 2004
                                                                                          11. Colosimo C et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of intramedullary spinal cord schwannomas. Report of two cases and review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 99(1 Suppl):114-7, 2003
                                                                                          12. Hasegawa M et al: Surgical pathology of spinal schwannomas: a light and electron microscopic analysis of tumor capsules. Neurosurgery. 49(6):1388-92; discussion 1392-3, 2001
                                                                                          13. Sridhar K et al: Giant invasive spinal schwannomas: definition and surgical management. J Neurosurg. 94(2 Suppl):210-5, 2001
                                                                                          14. Woodruff JM et al: Schwannoma. In Kleihues P et al: Tumours of the Nervous System. Lyon: IARC Press. 164-6, 2000
                                                                                          15. Murphey MD et al: From the archives of the AFIP. Imaging of musculoskeletal neurogenic tumors: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 19(5):1253-80, 1999
                                                                                          16. Vallat-Decouvelaere AV et al: Spinal melanotic schwannoma: a tumour with poor prognosis. Histopathology. 35(6):558-66, 1999
                                                                                          17. Mautner VF et al: Spinal tumors in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2: MR imaging study of frequency, multiplicity, and variety. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 165(4):951-5, 1995
                                                                                          18. Akeson P et al: Radiological investigation of neurofibromatosis type 2. Neuroradiology. 36(2):107-10, 1994
                                                                                          19. Matsumoto S et al: MRI of intradural-extramedullary spinal neurinomas and meningiomas. Clin Imaging. 17(1):46-52, 1993
                                                                                          20. Friedman DP et al: Intradural schwannomas of the spine: MR findings with emphasis on contrast-enhancement characteristics. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 158(6):1347-50, 1992
                                                                                          21. Shen WC et al: Cystic spinal neurilemmoma on magnetic resonance imaging. Neuroradiology. 34(5):447-8, 1992
                                                                                          22. Demachi H et al: MR imaging of spinal neurinomas with pathological correlation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 14(2):250-4, 1990