Tumors of the Craniocervical Region: Difficulties in Diagnosis; Microsurgery and Laser Surgery
The first systematic report of tumors in the craniocervical region was given by ELSBERG in 1925 and by ELSBERG and STRAUSS in 1929. In 185 tumors of the spinal cord, they found six (3.2%) extramedullary tumors situated in the craniocervical region. In 1954 DODGE and LOVE reported on intra– and extramedullary tumors in the foramen magnum region: only 40% of the extramedullary tumors were estimated surgically treatable.
KeywordsVertebral Artery Laser Surgery Craniocervical Junction Cranial Nerve Involvement Intramedullary Tumor
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