A case of lumbar intraspinal schwannoma presenting as positional headache


A case of lumbar intraspinal schwannoma presenting as positional headache


1,2 Shu-Shong Hsu, MD; 3 Ying-Tso Chen, MD

1Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan;
2Department of Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan;
3Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan


International-Journal-of-Case-Reports-2d codeThe association between spinal tumors with hydrocephalus and intracranial hypertension is rare, and the exact mechanism has remained uncertain. We present a case of L4/5 intraspinal schwannoma presenting as positional headache, with the aim to discuss the underlying pathophysiology and alert clinicians of the possibility of lower spinal tumor as a differential diagnosis of headache.


Keywords: spinal tumor, intracranial hypertension, hydrocephalus, positional headache

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How to cite this article:
Shu-Shong Hsu and Ying-Tso Chen. A case of lumbar intraspinal schwannoma presenting as positional headache. International Journal of Case Reports, 2018 2:18. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2018-04-2701.


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