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[Spinal tumors – part 2: intradural tumors. Epidemiology, clinical aspects and therapy]

Intradural spinal tumors are classified in extra- and intramedullary tumors. The most frequent intradural-extramedullary tumors are meningiomas and neurinomas. Among the intradural-intramedullary tumors the most frequent ones are ependymomas and astrocytomas. Independent of their origin, spinal tumors usually manifest with progressive local or radicular pain and neurological deficits. The treatment of choice for most of these tumors is a complete surgical resection. In tumors with infiltrative growth into the intramedullary area, a marginal tumor tissue has to be left in situ in order to avoid additional neurological deficits. In particular if neurological deficits appear, a fast surgical intervention is indicated, since the prognosis depends on duration and severity of the preoperative existing deficits. Below, clinical presentation and relevant treatment options of spinal intradural tumors are discussed

Keywords : Astrocytoma,Cauda Equina,Cross-Sectional Studies,diagnosis,Diagnosis,Differential,Ependymoma,epidemiology,Growth,Hemangioblastoma,Humans,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Meningeal Neoplasms,Meningioma,Neurilemmoma,Neurofibroma,Pain,pathology,Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms,Prognosis,Spinal Cord,Spinal Cord Neoplasms,surgery,, Tumors,Part8.33333E+14,Intradural, harley street knee clinic

Date of Publication : 2011 Jul 6

Authors : Spirig J;Fournier JY;Hildebrandt G;Gautschi OP;

Organisation : Klinik fur Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital St. Gallen. jose.spirig@kssg.ch

Journal of Publication : Praxis (Bern 1994 )

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21732297

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