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Treatments of intramedullary spinal cord tumors

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Abstract

In order to establish a treatment for intramedullary spinal cord tumors, histology, symptoms (preoperative, upon discharge from the hospital, and at the final follow-up examination), postoperative combination therapy, postoperative complications, and recurrence were assessed in patients with intramedullary spinal cord tumors treated in the author's hospital during the past 19 years. There were 26 subjects (astrocytoma in 8, ependymoma in 6, intramedullary neurinoma in 3, lipoma in 3, hemangioblastoma in 3, cavernous angioma in 1, capillary hemangioma in 1, and enterogenous cyst in 1). Surgery had been performed in 24 of them, and 7 of the tumors were completely resected, 6 were incompletely resected, and 3 were partially resected. Radiotherapy had been performed to treat 7 astrocytomas and 2 ependymomas. Kyphosis was noted as a postoperative complication in 1 patient with an astrocytoma who had received postoperative radiotherapy. Postoperative improvement was better in the patients who had the ependymomas, lipoma, and angioma, and in 1 patient with an astrocytoma. The astrocytomas were very difficult to completely remove surgically, and postoperative radiotherapy was thought to be indispensable. The ependymomas, hemangioblastomas, and angiomas could be surgically resected, but the surgeon must has to exercise sufficient care during the operation. The lipomas were  More>>
Authors:
Ueyama, Kazumasa; Okada, Akihiro; Echigoya, Naoki; Yokoyama, Toru; Harata, Seiko [1] 
  1. Hirosaki Univ., Aomori (Japan). School of Medicine
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 2001
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Rinsho Seikei Geka (Clinical Orthopedic Surgery); Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: PBD: Apr 2001
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIOTHERAPY; CHEMOTHERAPY; SURGERY; COMBINED THERAPY; SPINAL CORD; PATIENTS; ASTROCYTOMAS; ANGIOMAS; RADIATION DOSES; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES
OSTI ID:
20219197
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0557-0433; TRN: JP0104479
Submitting Site:
JPN
Size:
page(s) 373-378
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Ueyama, Kazumasa, Okada, Akihiro, Echigoya, Naoki, Yokoyama, Toru, and Harata, Seiko. Treatments of intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Japan: N. p., 2001. Web.
Ueyama, Kazumasa, Okada, Akihiro, Echigoya, Naoki, Yokoyama, Toru, & Harata, Seiko. Treatments of intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Japan.
Ueyama, Kazumasa, Okada, Akihiro, Echigoya, Naoki, Yokoyama, Toru, and Harata, Seiko. 2001. "Treatments of intramedullary spinal cord tumors." Japan.
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title = {Treatments of intramedullary spinal cord tumors}
author = {Ueyama, Kazumasa, Okada, Akihiro, Echigoya, Naoki, Yokoyama, Toru, and Harata, Seiko}
abstractNote = {In order to establish a treatment for intramedullary spinal cord tumors, histology, symptoms (preoperative, upon discharge from the hospital, and at the final follow-up examination), postoperative combination therapy, postoperative complications, and recurrence were assessed in patients with intramedullary spinal cord tumors treated in the author's hospital during the past 19 years. There were 26 subjects (astrocytoma in 8, ependymoma in 6, intramedullary neurinoma in 3, lipoma in 3, hemangioblastoma in 3, cavernous angioma in 1, capillary hemangioma in 1, and enterogenous cyst in 1). Surgery had been performed in 24 of them, and 7 of the tumors were completely resected, 6 were incompletely resected, and 3 were partially resected. Radiotherapy had been performed to treat 7 astrocytomas and 2 ependymomas. Kyphosis was noted as a postoperative complication in 1 patient with an astrocytoma who had received postoperative radiotherapy. Postoperative improvement was better in the patients who had the ependymomas, lipoma, and angioma, and in 1 patient with an astrocytoma. The astrocytomas were very difficult to completely remove surgically, and postoperative radiotherapy was thought to be indispensable. The ependymomas, hemangioblastomas, and angiomas could be surgically resected, but the surgeon must has to exercise sufficient care during the operation. The lipomas were also difficult to resect surgically and intratumoral decompression or decompression should be performed. For adolescents spinal deformity should be considered as one of the postoperative complications. (K.H.)}
journal = {Rinsho Seikei Geka (Clinical Orthopedic Surgery)}
issue = {4}
volume = {36}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {2001}
month = {Apr}
}