Part II: spinal-cord neoplasms--primary tumours of the bony spine and adjacent soft tissues.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Primary tumours of the bony spine and adjacent soft tissues most frequently present with pain although neurological deficits and spinal deformity can be present too. Knowledge of the spectrum of lesions that can affect the bony spine and the surrounding soft tissues is crucial in directing appropriate investigation and treatment. Patients need individualised approaches and treatment plans in view of the variations in tumour aggressiveness, spinal level, location within the vertebral body or posterior elements, involvement of soft tissues and structures surrounding the vertebral column, neurological deficits, and spinal instability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sansur, CA; Pouratian, N; Dumont, AS; Schiff, D; Shaffrey, CI; Shaffrey, ME

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 147

PubMed ID

  • 17267328

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1470-2045

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1470-2045(07)70033-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England