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Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor: Ependymoma

  • Michael Salcman
  • Roberto C. Heros
  • Edward R. LawsJr.
  • Volker K. H. Sonntag
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Abstract

Ependymomas are the most common intramedullary spinal cord tumors in adults. They occur throughout life but are most frequently seen in the middle adult years. Men and women are affected equally. Magnetic resonance imaging with enhancement nicely demonstrates the size and location of an intramedullary tumor. In this particular case, an intramedullary ependymoma of the cervical cord is described.

Keywords

Spinal Cord Cervical Cord Stay Suture Bipolar Coagulation Intramedullary Tumor 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Salcman
    • 1
  • Roberto C. Heros
    • 2
  • Edward R. LawsJr.
    • 3
  • Volker K. H. Sonntag
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Sinai HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health Sciences CenterCharlottesvilleUSA
  4. 4.University of ArizonaUSA
  5. 5.Barrow Neurological InstitutePhoenixUSA

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