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Surgically Handled Main Spinal Wire Neoplasms in Southeastern Nigeria.

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Surgically Handled Main Spinal Wire Neoplasms in Southeastern Nigeria.

J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018 Jan-Mar;9(1):137-139

Authors: Chikani MC, Okwunodulu O, Mesi M, Mezue WC, Ohaegbulam SC, Ndubuisi CC

Summary
Background: Main spinal twine tumors should not as ceaselessly encountered as their cranial counterparts. They may current in such an indolent method that requires an inexpensive index of suspicion for his or her prognosis to be thought of.
Goal: The target of this research is to research the incidence and sample of main spinal twine and appendage neoplasms in sufferers surgically handled in our establishment over a decade of apply.
Supplies and Strategies: A retrospective evaluation of medical, radiological, and histopathology profiles of sufferers surgically handled for main spinal twine tumor from 2006 to 2016 was carried out. Retrieved knowledge had been analyzed utilizing SPSS model 21.
Outcomes: Out of 472 backbone procedures had been carried out throughout the research interval 17 (three.6%) instances of histologically confirmed main spinal twine tumors had been recognized. The age of sufferers ranged between 17 and 77 years with a imply age was 45 years. The male: feminine ratio was 1:1.1. Motor deficit and ache had been the most typical presenting signs seen in 35.three% and 29.four% of sufferers, respectively. Meningiomas are the most typical histological prognosis (70.6%), distantly adopted by Schwannoma (17.6%). The commonest location of the tumors was intradural extramedullary (70.6%). All sufferers had gross complete resection of tumor with no perioperative mortality.
Conclusion: Meningioma is the most typical surgically handled main spinal twine tumor in our setting. Surgical procedure is related to good end result.

PMID: 29456358 [PubMed]

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