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2016, Volume 7, Number 2, Page(s) 121-128
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Outcomes After Surgical Treatment of Intradural-Extramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: A Review
Lorenzo Rinaldo1, Brandon A. McCutcheon1, Panagiotis Kerezoudis1, John H. Shin2, Ankit I. Mehta3, Michelle J. Clarke1, Adetokunbo A. Oyelese4, William E. Krauss1, Mohamad Bydon1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
2Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
3Department of Neurosurgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
4Department of Neurosurgery, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
Keywords: Intradural tumor, spinal cord tumor, tumor

Intradural-extramedullary (ID-EM) tumors are the most common type of neoplasm found within the spinal canal. Most of these lesions are either meningiomas or spinal nerve sheath tumors, both of which are generally histologically benign. As such, ID-EM tumors have historically been a surgical disease. Herein, we provide an overview of the literature examining outcomes of the surgical management of these conditions, with a focus on those factors that confer both a positive and negative prognosis.

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