Acute onset of paraganglioma of filum terminale: a case repo
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Paragangliomas of filum terminale are rare benign neuroendocrine tumors, arising from the adrenal medulla or extra-adrenal paraganglia, representing approximately 3% of cauda equina tumors.The mean age of presentation is approximately 40 to 60 years with a slight male predominance .Clinically and radiologically these lesions can be misdiagnosed as schwannomas or ependymomas and they often present insidiously with chronic back pain and radiculopathy. Reviewing the pertinent literature, only two cases of acute manifestation are described. We describe a case with an acute paraplegia and cauda equina syndrome because of an hemorrhagic paraganglioma of the filum terminale.......

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