Ancient schwannoma of the thoracic spine treated with vertebroplasty: A case report

A. J. Rahyussalim, Wilton Wylie Iskandar, Aryo Winartomo, Nanda Notario Besri, Andi Rama Sulaiman

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Introduction: Intraosseous schwannomas or neurilemomas are rare benign neoplasms. Total resection of the intraosseous schwannoma is considered risky in immunocompromised patients, thus minimally invasive vertebroplasty was conducted in this study. Case report: In this case, we presented A 40-year-old male presented with intermittent back pain for the last two years. Imaging and histopathological examination conclude the diagnosis of intraosseous schwannoma. Vertebroplasty was conducted without the resection of the tumor. Excellent pain improvement and functional outcome were reported on one-year follow-up. Clinical discussion: Minimally invasive surgery could decrease post-operative pain and morbidity such as atelectasis and venous thrombosis, earlier hospital discharge, and improved cosmetics. We considered the use of minimally invasive vertebroplasty due to HIV infection comorbidities in the subject. Extensive tumor resection in this population could increase the risks of infection significantly thus affecting the outcome of the surgery. The aim of percutaneous vertebroplasty is to increase the stability of the collapsed vertebra and improve the symptoms, especially with severe back pain. Conclusion: Intraosseous schwannoma of the vertebrae could be treated effectively with vertebroplasty with excellent pain improvement and functional outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109273
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024


  • Case report
  • Intraosseous schwannoma
  • Thoracic spine
  • Vertebroplasty


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