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Dumbbell C2 Neurofibroma with CVJ extension in NF1 patient Case report



Spinal neurofibromas are the most prevalent group of spinal tumors. They occur sporadically or in association with Neurofibromatosis type-1. A neurofibromas developing a dumbbell tumor with CVJ extension is a situation which is quite often seen. Surgical intervention is indicated when  myelopathy and motor deficits develop in the case of paraspinal neurofibromas. The goal of surgery is total removal of the tumor. However, in selected cases partial removal of the tumor with adequate spinal cord decompression can be preferred to prevent severe complications such as vertebral artery injury. We present a case of Dumbbell C2                   Neurofibroma with CVJ extension that was in close relation with the vertebral artery


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