Intradural Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors

Sanjay Konakondla, Sean M. Barber, Jonathan Nakhla, Jared S. Fridley, Ziya L. Gokaslan

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Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are a heterogeneous group of tumors whose diagnosis and treatment vary substantially depending on the specific tumor histology, size, location within the spinal cord, and the patient’s neurological status. Primary treatment for most of these tumors consists of surgical resection or open biopsy followed by adjuvant therapy. In this chapter we review the workup, surgical options, surgical implications, and treatment outcomes for the most common intramedullary tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNontraumatic Cervical Myelopathy
Subtitle of host publicationPathologies, Surgical Techniques, and Nuances
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781536172522
ISBN (Print)9781536172515
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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