Tumors of the Craniocervical Region: Difficulties in Diagnosis; Microsurgery and Laser Surgery

  • G. Nowak
  • A. Leppien
  • H.–D. Herrmann
  • H. Arnold
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 14)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Neurol Meningitis Meningioma Astrocytoma Dura 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Nowak
    • 1
  • A. Leppien
    • 1
  • H.–D. Herrmann
    • 1
  • H. Arnold
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätsklinik EppendorfHamburg 20Germany

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