Surgical treatment of cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors.

  title={Surgical treatment of cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors.},
  author={G Maira and Paolina R. Amante and Luca Denaro and Annunziato Mangiola and C Colosimo},
  journal={Neurological research},
  volume={23 8},
The aim of this study is to determine if radical microsurgical removal of cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors (CIMSCT) is achievable without causing respiratory, motor and sphincter deficits. Sixteen consecutive patients, who underwent surgical removal of a cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumor between 1988 and 1997, are presented. Surgical findings and results are analyzed. Patients' pre- and postoperative neurological conditions were evaluated using the clinical/functional scale of… CONTINUE READING

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