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General Considerations

  • Arnaldo Pansini
  • Fulvio Lo Re
  • Piero Conti
  • Renato Conti
  • Enrico Montali
  • Giovanni De Luca

Abstract

The traditional division of primary intradural-extramedullary spinal tumours, intramedullary and epidural tumours is still used today to describe tumours on the basis of location. However, one must also consider that a meningioma can grow towards the inner spinal dura and in the epidural site, thereby becoming extrameningeal at the same time. The various forms of development are associated with the histological nature of the tumour; benign characteristics and transformation processes towards malignancy, which brings about an alteration in the dimension of the tumour although the tumour attachment remains well defined.

Keywords

Spinal Tumour Traditional Division Spinal Meningioma Benign Characteristic Connective Tissue Formation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnaldo Pansini
    • 1
  • Fulvio Lo Re
    • 2
  • Piero Conti
    • 2
  • Renato Conti
    • 2
  • Enrico Montali
    • 3
  • Giovanni De Luca
    • 2
  1. 1.University School of Medicine of FlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity School of Medicine of FlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Department of Clinical PathophysiologyUniversity School of Medicine of FlorenceItaly

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