Spinale Tumoren -- Teil 1: Extradurale Tumoren

Spirig, J.; Fournier, J.-Y.; Hildebrandt, G.; Gautschi, O. P.
July 2011
Praxis (16618157);7/6/2011, Vol. 100 Issue 14, p839
Academic Journal
Spinal tumors are classified according to their location in extradural, intradural-extramedullary, and intradural-intramedullary tumors. The most frequent extradural tumors are metastases. Primary spinal tumors are rare and predominantly benign. Independent of their origin, spinal tumors manifest themselves with progressive local or radicular pain and neurological deficits. A preferably early diagnosis and subsequent therapy is important to improve the prognosis. The treatment of choice for most of these tumors is the complete surgical resection. In particular with the occurence of neurological deficits a fast surgical intervention is indicated, since the prognosis depends on duration and severity of the preoperative existing deficits. Below, clinical presentation and relevant treatment options of spinal extradural tumors are discussed.


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