Surgical results of intramedullary spinal cord tumor with spinal cord monitoring to guide extent of resection.

@article{Matsuyama2009SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical results of intramedullary spinal cord tumor with spinal cord monitoring to guide extent of resection.},
  author={Yukihiro Matsuyama and Yoshihito Sakai and Yoshito Katayama and Shiro Imagama and Zenya Ito and Norimitsu Wakao and Koji Sato and Mitsuhiro Kamiya and Yasutsugu Yukawa and Tokumi Kanemura and Makoto Yanase and Naoki Ishiguro},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={404-13}
}
OBJECT The authors investigated the outcome of intramedullary spinal cord tumor surgery, focusing on the effect of preoperative neurological status on postoperative mobility and the extent of tumor excision guided by intraoperative spinal cord monitoring prospectively. METHODS Intramedullary spinal cord tumor surgery was performed in 131 patients between 1997 and 2007. The authors compared the pre- and postoperative neurological status and examined the type of surgery in 106 of these patients… CONTINUE READING
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