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Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?

Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?

Your Neurosurgeon ca: Ask your neurosurgeon to help you and guide you further. Spinal fluid(CSF) leaks are known to cause Headaches because of spinal fluid pressure changes. If the CSF leak stops completely, it is likely that your headaches will stop. Drink extra fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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What is schwannoma?

What is schwannoma?

Usually benign tumor: It is usually a benign tumor of the coverings of a nerve and occurs in nerves of your peripheral nervous system including cranial nerves. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a c3c4 schwannoma?

What are the symptoms of a c3c4 schwannoma?

Depends: This depends on where exactly its located (central vs foramenal), and how big it is. Some present with no symptoms, others can have neck pain, still others can have weakness, imbalance, sensory problems and more (myelopathy). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

They are diff.tumors: Schwannoma - a neoplasm originating from schwann cells (of the myelin sheath) of peripheral or sympathetic neurons, or from various cranial nerves, particularly the eighth cranial nerve; schwannomas include neurofibromas and neurilemomas. A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain. ...Read more

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What is a spinal schwannoma?

What is a spinal schwannoma?

Tumor: These are typically benign tumors arising from some of the supportive cells lining the nerve cell sheaths. ...Read more

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I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4, likely schwannoma,. I feel cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms. Possible?

I have 1cm intradural extramedullary tumor at L4,  likely schwannoma,.  I feel  cord area becomes inflamed periodically with more symptoms.  Possible?

Spinal tumor surgery: I would suggest you should have the tumor resected and not ignore it as tumors can turn malignant. Symptoms nay be aggravated by excessive movement and exercise and irritation of nerve root. make an apt. for virtual consult and will discuss further. ...Read more

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Do surgeons use a gamma knife to treat benign schwannoma?

Do surgeons use a gamma knife to treat benign schwannoma?

Neurosurgeons: Together with radiation oncologists treat many benign central nervous system conditions, including schwannoma with stereotactic radiotherapy, and gamma knife is one means of doing this, . ...Read more

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Are intrathecal schwannoma tumors common and what type of treatment is typically recommended?

Are intrathecal schwannoma tumors common and what type of treatment is typically recommended?

Rare: These are not that common and can be considered rare. The cause of schwannomas is unknown, but they sometimes occur in individuals with certain disorders such as some types of neurofibromatosis. Treatment may include surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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