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En-bloc resection of thoracic calcified meningioma with inner dural layer in recapping T-saw laminoplasty: a case report

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Title
En-bloc resection of thoracic calcified meningioma with inner dural layer in recapping T-saw laminoplasty: a case report
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BMC Surgery, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12893-015-0066-5
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Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo, Yuji Kasukawa, Yoichi Shimada

Abstract

In the treatment of spinal cord tumors, complete tumor resection with complete reconstruction of the spine represents the ideal goal. However, for the treatment of heavily calcified spinal meningioma, en-bloc resection of the tumor together with the involved dura at the tumor base through laminectomy is quite difficult. Conventional laminectomy is not wide enough to allow full exposure of such tumors, and postoperative dural defects can cause serious complications. A 58-year-old Japanese woman presented with a 3-month history of progressive muscle weakness and numbness of the lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography showed a calcified spinal cord tumor with dural tail sign at the T10-T11 level, severely compressing the spinal cord anterolaterally. The patient underwent en-bloc resection of the tumor with the inner layer of the dura and preservation of the outer layer of the dura through recapping T-saw laminoplasty of T10-T11, including bilateral facet joints. The tumor was histologically diagnosed as meningioma. Postoperatively, the patient achieved complete recovery of neurological functions. Bone union after laminoplasty was obtained within 6 months. Follow-up MRI at 5 years postoperatively demonstrated no recurrence of the tumor. Resection of spinal meningioma with only the inner layer of dura can minimize postoperative complications, including spinal fluid leakage. Recapping T-saw laminoplasty provides extensive exposure for tumor removal. The combination of these techniques may offer an ideal surgical option for complete resection of spinal meningioma with complete preservation of the posterior spinal elements.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Other 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 12%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 6 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 48%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Neuroscience 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 9 36%

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