2007 Volume 47 Issue 11 Pages 513-515
A 51-year-old woman presented with a rare completely intradural and extramedullary spinal ganglioneuroma associated with multiple hamartoma syndrome and manifesting as complaints of neck pain and dizziness persisting for 8 months. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal cord revealed an intradural extramedullary lesion at the C1 level. She underwent right suboccipital craniectomy and C1-2 hemilaminectomy to remove the tumor. Histological examination confirmed ganglioneuroma. She also suffered from multiple facial trichilemmomas, thyroid goiter, multiple polyposis of the gastrointestinal tract, and pulmonary hamartoma indicating multiple hamartoma syndrome. These benign neoplasms were treated conservatively.