Concomitant ependymoma and schwannoma of the lumbar spine without neurofibromatosis

Tanriverdi T. , ABUZAYED B., HANIMOGLU H. , Oz B. , Hanci M. M.

NEUROSURGERY QUARTERLY, vol.15, no.3, pp.178-180, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.wnq.0000173452.01092.b1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-180


The coexistence of 2 or more different tumors of the central neural axis has been defined and is well known in patients with neurofibromatosis-2 (NF-2), an inherited autosomal dominant disorder caused by defects in chromosome 22. The presence of multiple histologically different spinal tumors in the absence of NF-2 is extremely rare, however. The authors describe a patient with backache, in whom an ependymoma and a schwannoma of the lumbar spine were found in the absence of NF-2.