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  1. Gee TS, Ghani ARI, Idris B, Awang MS
    Med J Malaysia, 2012 Aug;67(4):438-41.
    PMID: 23082462 MyJurnal
    Matched MeSH terms: Spinal Cord Neoplasms/surgery
  2. Saiful Azli MN, Abd Rahman IG, Md Salzihan MS
    Med J Malaysia, 2007 Aug;62(3):256-8.
    PMID: 18246922 MyJurnal
    Cystic spinal or ancient schwannoma is a rare form of intradural tumour especially in the conus medullaris region. Due to its indolent behavior and benign course, the diagnosis of schwannoma is always a challenge and the imaging findings can be misleading. Our patient presented with chronic mild sciatica pain without any other neurological symptom. MRI of the spine showed intradural tumour located at the conus medullaris region with nerves compression and was reported as ependymoma. L3-L5 laminectomy and total excision of tumour was performed without any neurological complication. We concluded that ancient schwannoma of the conus medullaris is a rare benign tumour that can present with minimal non-specific neurological symptom that lead to misdiagnosis. Radical tumour excision is safe with an excellent outcome.
    Matched MeSH terms: Spinal Cord Neoplasms/surgery*
  3. Ashraf S
    Med J Malaysia, 2012 Apr;67(2):207-9.
    PMID: 22822645 MyJurnal
    Primary intramedullary germinoma arising in the cervical spinal cord is a very rare entity. We present one such case arising in a young man who presented with radiculopathy and myelopathy, which was partially excised. Upon histological confirmation, he was treated successfully with radiotherapy alone. To our knowledge, this is only the second reported case worldwide which is histologically confirmed. Although extremely rare, differential diagnosis for intramedullary spinal cord tumor should include germinoma.
    Matched MeSH terms: Spinal Cord Neoplasms/surgery*
  4. Kanakaraj G, Zamzuri I, Abdullah J, Mohd Ghazali M, Mahamood Z, Shafiee A, et al.
    Med J Malaysia, 2005 Dec;60(5):663-6.
    PMID: 16515125
    We report a rare case of a giant extradural and intraabdominal ganglioneuroblastoma in a young Malay girl who presented to a paediatrician initially at 5 days of life with a palpable abdominal mass. Unfortunately, the parents refused any form of surgical intervention until the child was 3 years old. She subsequently underwent vascular embolisation followed by the removal of this large tumour both via the abdomen and through a laminectomy approach and subsequently refused chemotherapy. The c-myc amplication in this patient was absent and there were no chromosomal aberrations, During the 2 year folow-up the patient remained well, and ambulatory with no tumour recurrence.
    Matched MeSH terms: Spinal Cord Neoplasms/surgery
  5. Ghani AR, Ariff AR, Romzi AR, Sayuthi S, Hasnan J, Kaur G, et al.
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 2005 Jun;107(4):318-24.
    PMID: 15885392
    Giant nerve sheath tumour is a rare tumour originating from the nerve sheath. It differs from the conventional nerve sheath tumour only by the size these tumours can reach. There are two main type of tumours that occur in the nerve sheath which include neurofibroma and schwannoma. The current views are that schwannomas arise from the progenitor of the schwann cell. Whereas the neurofibroma series probably arise from a mesenchymal origin closer to a fibroblast. We report on six cases of nerve sheath tumour that occur in the spinal and paraspinal region that presented to us over a 5 year period.
    Matched MeSH terms: Spinal Cord Neoplasms/surgery
  6. Chee CP, Tan CT, Nuruddin R
    Br J Neurosurg, 1990;4(6):529-33.
    PMID: 2076215
    An unusual case of syringomyelia secondary to a cauda equina meningioma involving the conus medullaris is described. The tumour was totally removed with decompression of an adjacent cyst and syrinx resulting in resolution of the symptoms and radiological appearance.
    Matched MeSH terms: Spinal Cord Neoplasms/surgery
  7. Abdullah JM, Mutum SS, Nasuha NA, Biswal BM, Ariff AR
    Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo), 2002 Jun;42(6):259-63.
    PMID: 12116532
    A 28-year-old Malay man presented with progressive paraparesis over a period of 6 months. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine revealed a thoracic intramedullary spinal cord tumor at the T-7 level with homogeneous enhancement following intravenous gadolinium administration. Laminectomy and partial decompression of the tumor was performed. Histological examination of the tumor revealed features of spindle cell hemangioendothelioma. The patient was managed with limited field radiotherapy followed by systemic interferon therapy. Good neurological improvement was seen subsequently. The patient has survived 48 months with growth restraint at the primary site, although residual neurological deficit persists. Immunotherapy should be considered as a treatment modality for intramedullary hemangioendothelioma of the spinal cord after surgery and radiotherapy.
    Matched MeSH terms: Spinal Cord Neoplasms/surgery
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