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A 10-Year Unsuspected Lumbar Schwannoma: A Case Report



One case of unsuspected schwannoma is reported in a 69-year old man with chronic lumbosacral pain. The tumour had been mistaken for a lumbar lipoma for a decade. The definitive diagnosis was established after surgery based on the characteristic histopathological findings. The purpose of this report is to alert primary care physicians to peripheral sheath nerve tumours, in addition to highlight the role of pain and image features in the suspicion of tumours with long-term evolution.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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