Imaging of Spinal Tumors

  • Izlem Izbudak
  • Aylin Tekes
  • Juan Carlos Baez
  • Kieran Murphy
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 143)

Spinal tumors can be grouped into 2 main categories: extradural (bone) and intradural. Intradural tumors are further grouped into intradural/intramedullary and intradural/extramedullary components.

Oncologists more commonly treat extradural malignant spinal tumors. Therefore, we will concentrate more on this group of tumors, complications such as compression fractures or cord compression and the percutaneous therapy with vertebroplasty. Relatively common benign and malignant primary bone tumors of the vertebrae are also briefly discussed, as well as the common intradural extramedullary and intradural intramedullary tumors.


Compression Fracture Giant Cell Tumor Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Vertebral Hemangioma Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Izlem Izbudak
    • 1
  • Aylin Tekes
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Baez
    • 2
  • Kieran Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyJohns Hopkins UniversityArnoldUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineJohns Hopkins UniversityArnoldUSA

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