Hydrocephalus and Spinal Tumors

  • Helen Maroulis
  • Wirginia Maixner
  • Enrico Leone
  • Giuseppe Cinalli


Spinal cord tumors are relatively rare in the pediatric population, comprising only 6%–10% of all central nervous system tumors in this group. Hydrocephalus and intracranial hypertension in the context of spinal cord tumors is a rare but well documented association. Since the first report of Nonne in 1900 [126], there have been more than 200 cases reported in the literature. The majority of these were published in the last 20 years, after the advent of CT and MRI. The interest that these rare cases generate is largely due to the intriguing pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for them.


Spinal Cord Spinal Tumor Tumor Surgery Spinal Lesion Spinal Cord Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Maroulis
    • 1
  • Wirginia Maixner
    • 2
  • Enrico Leone
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Departement of NeurosurgeryRoyal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Department of NeuroradiologySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgerySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly

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