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Schwannoma at L2 no pain
Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 8:43 AM
Joined: 12/1/2016
Posts: 1

Original diagnosis was atrophy of right calf over a period of 3-5 years. No pain or any other issues. Just had MRI with and without and it shows a lesion 1.8cmx .9cmx .8cm intradural lesion at L2, likely a schwannoma. This is on the back of the spine. I am 70, and other than this in excellent health and very fit. Really don't want the risk and side effects of surgery at my age. Seeing a surgeon soon that does both surgery and Cyber Knife. Would I be a candidate for Cyber Knife?
Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 9:00 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Yes, and with a very high likelihood of control.

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology

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