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Surgery of spinal nerve sheath tumors originating from C1 or C2 of high cervical spine.
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PMID:  21123996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Spinal nerve sheath tumors (NSTs) originating from the C1 or C2 level are unique from both anatomical and clinical perspectives. Surgical technique to accomplish radical but safe resection of these tumors is described in 8 cases treated during the past 5 years. Surgical measures included positioning the patient in the lateral oblique position, unilateral posterior approach, exposure of the tumor along the surgical plane of the dural or perineural boundary, and proximal and distal amputation of the tumor with resection of dural penetration. Excessive bone resection and soft tissue manipulation were unnecessary. Microscopic complete removal of the tumor was accomplished in seven of eight cases. Subtotal resection was done in one case where the tumor extended beyond the vertebral artery. Functional assessment demonstrated satisfactory improvement after surgery in all cases. Surgery-related complications were not encountered in any case. Exposure of the tumor along the surgical plane of the dural or perineural boundary may be the key procedure required to accomplish radical but safe resection of spinal NSTs originating from the C1 or C2 level.
Toshihiro Takami; Toru Yamagata; Isao Chokyu; Hidetoshi Ikeda; Naohiro Tsuyuguchi; Kenji Ohata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia medico-chirurgica     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1349-8029     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400775     Medline TA:  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo)     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1044-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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