Congenital Spinal Cord Tumors in Children

  • H. J. Hoffman
  • R. W. Griebel
  • E. B. Hendrick
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 14)


Congenital spinal tumors may broadly be defined as spinal tumors present at birth. The term conventionally refers to a pathologically diverse group of lesions including dermoid and epidermoid cysts, neurenteric cysts, teratomatous cysts and teratomas, lipomas and arachnoid cysts. Although individual types of congenital tumors are relatively rare, as a group they constitute 18–30% of all paediatric spinal tumors10,11,22. By comparison this same group comprises only 2–3% of all adult spinal neoplasms10.


Spina Bifida Arachnoid Cyst Dermoid Cyst Epidermoid Cyst Teratomatous Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Hoffman
    • 1
  • R. W. Griebel
    • 1
  • E. B. Hendrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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