The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 4–6 | Cite as

Spinal tumours in children

  • S. Balaparameswara Rao
  • I. Dinkar
Original Articles


Intraspinal tumours are rare in childhood. Neurofibromas are more frequent in this series of 12 patients compared to other authors. Plain X-rays were abnormal in 10 of the 12 cases. Myelography helps in the localisation of the lesion in both the vertical and transverse planes. Since most of the lesions are benign, surgical removal is followed by excellent results in the majority of cases.


Astrocytoma Lipoma Vascular Malformation Spina Bifida Neurofibroma 
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© Indian Journal of Pediatrics 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Balaparameswara Rao
    • 1
  • I. Dinkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Visakhapatnam

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