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Minimally invasive lumbar intradural extramedullary tumor resection

| AANSNeurosurgery

Brian Lee, MD, PhD and Patrick C. Hsieh, MD

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Intradural, extramedullary schwannomas have long been treated with open midline incision, laminectomy, and dural opening to expose and resect the lesion. In this case presentation, we demonstrate a minimally invasive approach to the lumbar spine with resection of an intradural schwannoma. Surgical techniques and the nuances of the minimally invasive approach to intradural tumors compared to the standard open procedure will be discussed.

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