[Epidemiology of pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors].

  title={[Epidemiology of pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors].},
  author={Iu V Kushel' and Iu D Belova},
  journal={Zhurnal voprosy neirokhirurgii imeni N. N. Burdenko},
  volume={78 6},
UNLABELLED Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are a rare neurosurgical disease. There are a lot of controversies in their epidemiology. Most references were published in the 80-90ss. The authors describe and analyze the largest contemporary clinical series of IMSCTs treated by one surgeon (YK). MATERIAL AND METHODS 201 patients (aged 2 months - 18 years) with IMSCT operated on during the past 12 years. RESULTS A slight predominance of male patients was discovered. Astrocytomas… CONTINUE READING