Spinal intradural tumours: Part II--Intramedullary.

  title={Spinal intradural tumours: Part II--Intramedullary.},
  author={Philip John Kane and W el-Mahdy and Anoushka Singh and Michael P Powell and Hugh Alan Crockard},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={13 6},
The results of surgical management in 54 patients with intramedullary spinal cord tumours are presented. Cervical tumours were most frequent (25/54) followed by thoracic (16/54) and then lumbar (14/54). Ependymomas and astrocytomas were the most common tumour types. Total tumour removal was possible in just over half of the cases. Surgical complications included: two deaths, six patients with CSF leaks and one with wound infection. Postoperatively three patients had worsening of their motor… CONTINUE READING


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