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Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors

  • A. Quinones-Hinojosa
  • M. Gulati
  • M. H. Schmidt
Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Abstract

Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are rare and account for only 4 to 6% of all pediatric central nervous system tumors (DeSousa et al. 1979). Approximately 100 to 200 cases are diagnosed each year in the US (Constantini and Epstein 1995), representing an incidence of less than 1 in 100,000. Pediatric IMSCTs are usually located in the cervical or thoracic spine (90 to 95%) and occur infrequently in the lumbar spine (Epstein and Ragheb 1994; Goh et al. 2000). There is an equal male and female distribution in the reported pediatric series (Brotchi et al. 1992; Goh et al. 1997; Zileli et al. 1996).

Keywords

Spinal Cord Pilocytic Astrocytoma Postoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Spinal Cord Tumor Intramedullary Tumor 
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  • A. Quinones-Hinojosa
  • M. Gulati
  • M. H. Schmidt

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