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Spinal cord tumors: new views and future directions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23186903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spinal cord tumors are uncommon neoplasms that, without treatment, can cause significant neurologic morbidity and mortality. The historic classification of spine tumors is based on the use of myelography with 3 main groups: (1) extramedullary extradural, (2) intradural extramedullary, and (3) intradural intramedullary. This chapter focuses on intramedullary spinal cord tumors (ISCTs), with an emphasis on new diagnostic imaging modalities and treatment options. The common ISCTs include ependymoma, astrocytoma and hemangioblastoma, which together account for over 90% of primary ISCTs. Rare tumors such as gangliglioma, oligodendroglioma, paraganglioma, melanocytoma, lipoma, and primary spinal cord lymphoma are also included in this review, in addition to spinal cord metastatic disease.
Authors:
Laszlo L Mechtler; Kaveer Nandigam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologic clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1557-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219232     Medline TA:  Neurol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Dent Imaging and Neuro-Oncology Center, Dent Neurologic Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA; American Society of Neuro-Imaging, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Electronic address: lmechtler@dentinstitute.com.
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