Case Presentation - Spinal Cord Tumor (Schwannoma)

Spine neurosurgeon Ali Bydon discusses the case of a young athletic male with a nerve sheath tumor wrapped around his L4 nerve, which allows one to dorsiflex and walk. Due to the risk of foot paralysis with resection, Bydon observed the tumor for 2 1/2 years before performing intradural tumor resection, laminectomy, complete facetectomy and stabilization. The tumor was removed entirely, and the patient is back to running.

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Ali Bydon, MD

Ali Bydon, MD

Co-Director of Neurosurgery Medical Student Education

Expertise: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst, Back Injuries, Basilar Impression, Basilar Invagination, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Cavernous Angioma, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical ...

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