Research & Publications

Sep 8, 2019

Microsurgical Resection of a C1-C2 Dumbbell and Ventral Cervical Schwannoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video

A medical journal by Dr. Kenan Arnautovic.

A medical journal by Dr. Kenan Arnautovic.


Dumbbell schwannoma of the cervical spine is a known entity,1-5 and should be radically resected with the preservation or improvement of neurological function. However, to our knowledge, an operative video of a C1-C2 cervical dumbbell schwannoma with ventral extension and dorsal spinal cord compression has not been reported previously. This tumor resection video performed by the senior author (KIA) includes details of dural opening, and techniques for microsurgical resection and for postoperative closure to avoid cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and pseudomeningocele formation....