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En-Plaque Meningioma Completely Encircling the Cervical Cord: Case Report

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Author(s): B. R. Singh | A. Agrawal

Journal: Iranian Journal of Radiology
ISSN 1735-1065

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 159;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Meningioma | En-Plaque | Radiosurgery | Spinal Tumor

ABSTRACT
Meningioma particularly the intradural subtype is one of the common spinal tumors, which usually occurs as a round to oval broad based lesion. We report an unusual case of en-plaque meningioma in which the lesion completely encircled the cervical spinal cord. En-plaque meningiomas remain a surgical challenge. Although early recognition and combined strategy of surgery and radiosurgery have shown promising results, these lesions can still be associated with poorer prognosis particularly when the lesions are complex in nature and the resources are limited.
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