IJNS 2016; 05(03): 189-192
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581988
Case Report
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Cauda Equina Paraganglioma: A Report of a Rare Case and Review of Literature

Mukesh Shukla
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Jayesh Sardhara
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Kuntal Kanti Das
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Chaitanya Godbole
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Sushila Jaiswal
2  Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Awadhesh Jaiswal
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Sanjay Behari
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Publication History

29 December 2015

18 January 2016

Publication Date:
24 June 2016 (online)

  

Abstract

Extra-adrenal paragangliomas (EAPs) are benign tumors of neuroendocrine origin. These tumors mostly arise from the carotid body and the jugular bulb area. EAP affecting the spine and filum terminale, known as cauda equine paraganglioma is rarely encountered in clinical practice. In this report, we present a case of a 28-year-old lady with paraganglioma at L2/3 level who presented with low back pain with radiation of pain to both legs for 4 year duration. The patient underwent L2/3 laminoplasty with total excision of tumor. Following surgery, backache and radicular pain subsided completely. We discuss the case and present a review of other cases reported in the literature.