Spinal Metastases of Gliomas

  • H. Waldbaur
  • K. A. Flügel
  • P. Thierauf
  • F. Albert
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 9)


Whereas spinal metastases of medulloblastomas are often seen, this is much less frequent with intracranial gliomas. ZÜLCH (5), for instance, in the Handbook of Neurosurgery described one case of a primary cerebral glioblastoma with nodular metastases in the spinal canal. Further reports were given, among others, by CAIRNS and RUSSEL (1). We wish to call especial attention to two observations reported by THIERRY et al. (4); in both young patients an intracranial glioblastoma had become manifest primarily by compression of the spinal cord i.e. by metastases.


Spinal Canal Spinal Metastasis Frontal Tumor Intracranial Glioma Especial Attention 
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  • H. Waldbaur
  • K. A. Flügel
  • P. Thierauf
  • F. Albert

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