Infection and Tumors of the Spine in Children

Dormans, John P.; Moroz, Leslie
February 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 89-A, p79
Academic Journal
The article discusses key issues concerning tumors and infections of the spine in children. The authors present an overview of the important elements of the initial patient evaluation, clinical presentation, imaging strategies, laboratory studies and biopsy techniques. They also describe the specific types of tumors and infections most often exhibited by the pediatric spine. Lastly, an overview of treatment strategies for malignant and benign tumors and spinal infections is presented.


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