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General Introduction

  • M. A. Eric HayatEmail author
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Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 6)

Abstract

A spinal tumor is a growth of cell mass within or surrounding the spinal cord. These tumors are uncommon primary malignancies of the central nervous system (CNS), and constitute 5–10% of all primary CNS malignancies.

Keywords

Spinal Cord Spinal Tumor Spinal Cord Tumor Neurophysiological Monitoring Intramedullary Spinal Cord 
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References

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesKean UniversityUnionUSA

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