Surgical management of long intramedullary spinal cord tumors

  title={Surgical management of long intramedullary spinal cord tumors},
  author={Michael E. Tobias and Matthew J. McGirt and Kaisorn Lee Chaichana and Ira M. Goldstein and Karl Friedrich Kothbauer and Fred H. Epstein and George I Jallo},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Spinal cord tumors represent approximately 10–20% of primary central nervous system tumors. Only 20–30% of primary intradural tumors are intramedullary. The incidence of longitudinally extensive tumors involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine is very low (<1% of intramedullary lesions); hence, little literature exists on the management of this entity. We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing surgical resection of longitudinally extensive intramedullary spinal cord tumors… CONTINUE READING
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