Gerardo A. Esparza-Mendez, Department of Orthopedics, General Hospital of Morelia, Morelia, Michoacán, México Manuel Tapia-Carrillo, Department of Orthopedics, General Hospital of Morelia, Morelia, Michoacán, México Zabdi Tapia-de Santillan, Department of Orthopedics, General Hospital of Morelia, Morelia, Michoacán, México Manuel Ambrosio-Vicente, Department of Orthopedics, General Hospital of Morelia, Morelia, Michoacán, México


Although 25% of spinal schwannomas are intradural, only 15% have an intradural-extradural component. The ideal treatment consists of complete excision of the tumor. However, one of the most common complications of this procedure is cerebrospinal fluid leak. The following report presents the case of a 40-year-old male patient with a history of Arnold’s (or occipital) Neuralgia, who was diagnosed with intradural-extradural cervical schwannoma at C2-C3 level with dura defect that required resection, instrumentation, transverse duroplasty, and muscle fascia graft.



Keywords: Cerebrospinal fluid leak. Duroplasty. Schwannoma. Spinal tumor.