Neurological Surgery No Shinkei Geka Volume 31, Issue 7 (July 2003)

Surgical Treatment of Retroperitoneal Presacral Large Schwannoma by the Anterior Transabdominal Approach : Two Cases Reports Shunsuke YANO 1,3 , Kazutoshi HIDA 1 , Toshitaka SEKI 1 , Keitarou YASUDA 1 , Kousuke OONISHI 1 , Shunichi OKUSHIBA 2 , Yoshinobu IWASAKI 1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine 2Department of Surgical Oncology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine Keyword: anterior transabdominal approach , intracapsular resection , retroperitoneal schwannnoma pp.795-800
Published Date 2003/7/10
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Retroperitoneal schwannomas are relatively rare. However, when the tumors occur, they can be large and difficult to diagnose at an early stage because of their vague symptoms. Although surgery is the only treatment, the choice of surgical approach depends upon pathological type, the degree of sacral destruction, and intrapelvic extension. If a large component is present presacrally, an anterior transabdominal approach should be chosen to gain control of the tumor bleeding.

We report two cases of large schwannoma in the retroperitoneal presacral space that was removed by the anterior transabdominal approach.

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Neurological Surgery 脳神経外科
31巻7号 (2003年7月)
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