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Table 1 Patient demographics, operative details, and outcomes

From: Giant invasive spinal schwannoma in children: a case report and review of the literature

Case no. Age (y), sex Presentation Tumor location Procedure Instrumentation for stabilization Extent of resection Ki-67 index, % Postoperative course Neurological outcome at last follow-up Follow-up (months)
1[15] 15, F Cauda equina syndrome, progressive b/l leg weakness Lumbar (L2-5) 1 st stage: laminectomy; 2 nd stage: postero-lateral approach for tumor excision none GTR N/A Improved strength and daily brace Normal motor strength and improved sensation BLE 18
2[15] 13, M N/A Lumbar Laminectomy none N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3[1] 12, F B/l leg pain and gait abnormality - 8 mos Sacrum and pelvis Laminectomy N/A GTR N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 (Current report) 14, M Difficulty walking - 2 mos Thoracic (T7, T8) T6-T8 lateral extracavitary approach; T6-T8 posterior instrumented fusion yes GTR <3% Improved BLE strength and sensation Normal strength and sensation 4
  1. BLE = bilateral lower extremities; GTR = gross total resection; N/A = not available.