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Spinal Tumors: Surgical Considerations and Approaches 

Spinal Tumors: Surgical Considerations and Approaches
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Spinal Tumors: Surgical Considerations and Approaches
Author(s):

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah

, C. Rory Goodwin

, Rajiv R. Iyer

, and Daniel M. Sciubba

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199350940.003.0023
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date: 23 August 2019

This chapter examines the preoperative and operative considerations that should influence the management of neoplasms affecting the spinal column. The three broad categories of spinal tumors (extradural, intradural extramedullary, and intramedullary) are described. The patient and tumor subtype factors that can create challenges in the treatment of these patients are discussed. This chapter also covers scoring systems that can help physicians in counseling and management of patients diagnosed with tumors affecting the spinal column. A multidisciplinary approach should be used to ensure that patients with spinal neoplasms receive holistic, comprehensive care.

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