Acta Neuropathologica

, Volume 57, Issue 4, pp 275–281 | Cite as

Mixed chemodectoma-ganglioneuroma of the conus medullaris region

  • H. P. Schmitt
  • K. Wurster
  • M. Bauer
  • K. Parsch
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Report of a 33-year-old man with a yearlong historory of low-back pain radiating into the left leg. Neurologic examination upon admission tto the hospital revealed a spinal compression syndrome at the lovel L5. Laminectomy at L4/5 revealed an encapsulated intradural tumor measuring 4×2.5×2.5 cm. The tumor was attached to the dorsal root L4 and extended downward to the conus region. Light and electron microscopy revealed features mostly consistent with a mixed chemodectoma and ganglioneuroma.

Key words

Spinal cord Conus medullaris Mixed chemodectoma and ganglioneuroma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Schmitt
    • 1
  • K. Wurster
    • 2
  • M. Bauer
    • 1
  • K. Parsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of NeuropathologyUniversity of Heidelberg Medical CenterHeidHeidelberg 1Germany
  2. 2.Instunte of PathhologyCivic Hospital, München-SchwabingMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of OrthopedicsOlga HospitalGermany

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