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BACKGROUND Intramedullary tumors of the cervical spinal cord are common and many believe they are amenable to an aggressive approach. However, surgical removal of intramedullary tumors of the cervical spinal cord is still controversial because of the great risk of respiratory dysfunction or quadriplegia or both upon resection of the tumor. METHODS We(More)
Oncocytic carcinoma (OC) arising in the salivary gland is a very rare tumor with only 32 previously reported cases. In this report, we describe a novel case of oncocytic carcinoma with associated thymoma, which arose in the left parotid gland of a 66-year-old male with a history of a painless left parotid mass for 1 year. Oncocytes are large, polygonal(More)
BACKGROUND Brain stem tumors in adults are infrequent. Most reports of surgical treatment for these tumors involve partial tumor removal in highly selected patients. A more aggressive approach for removing tumors, especially solid and intrinsic ones, has been controversial. METHODS Twenty-two adult patients with brain stem tumors were surgically treated.(More)
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