A survey of 65 tumors within the spinal cord: surgical results and the importance of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging.


Between January 1984 and December 1990, 65 intramedullary spinal cord tumors were diagnosed and operated on. In this series, all patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging investigations and were operated on with the Cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator whenever necessary. Major surgical difficulties have been found in patients previously treated by… (More)