We present an unusual case of spinal neurinoma with intralesional and subarachnoid bleeding with acute cauda equina syndrome. A 38-year-old man was admitted to our department after a minor thoracic spinal trauma with right lower limb plegia and urinary retention. MRI showed a T11 intradural tumour with intralesional and subarachnoid haemorrhage. The patient was operated of spinal cord decompression and complete tumour resection. The histological examination documented a schwannoma with large haemorrhagic intratumoural areas. A full neurological recovery was documented at 6-month follow-up.
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Contributors MD, ideator; FF, revisor; MDC, literature investigator; DN, images provider.
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Competing interests None declared.
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