Cervical schwannoma presenting as a spinal subdural haematoma

Br J Neurosurg. 1994;8(6):739-41. doi: 10.3109/02688699409101190.


We report a case of cervical spinal subdural haematoma as the presenting manifestation of a small intradural schwannoma. In patients without a bleeding diathesis and an apparently spontaneous spinal subdural haematoma, the possibility of an underlying tumour should always be considered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cervical Vertebrae / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnosis*
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology