Spinal accessory nerve cavernous malformation

Matthew A. Hazzard, Neal B. Patel, Eyas M. Hattab, Eric Horn

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Abstract

We present the first reported case of a spinal accessory nerve cavernous malformation. A 54-year-old Caucasian male presented with a several-year history of progressive, vague bilateral upper and lower extremity paresthesias and pain. MRI of the spine revealed a heterogenously enhancing mass in the dorsal aspect of the spinal canal at the level of the atlas with mild spinal cord compression. The lesion was resected and upon gross and histologic examination it was a cavernous malformation embedded within a branch of the spinal accessory nerve. Post-operatively, the patient had no complications and some improvement in his symptoms. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with a spinal accessory nerve cavernous malformation, and this should be considered in the differential of lesions in the craniocervical region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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Keywords

  • Cavernoma
  • Cranial nerves
  • Eleventh
  • Surgical intervention

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Spinal accessory nerve cavernous malformation. / Hazzard, Matthew A.; Patel, Neal B.; Hattab, Eyas M.; Horn, Eric.

In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Vol. 17, No. 2, 02.2010, p. 248-250.

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Hazzard, Matthew A. ; Patel, Neal B. ; Hattab, Eyas M. ; Horn, Eric. / Spinal accessory nerve cavernous malformation. In: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 248-250.
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