Intramedullary Tumors


TALI E. T.

European cOurse in Neuroradiology, Antwerp, Belgium, 7 - 11 May 2017 identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/2017.4.spine16956
  • City: Antwerp
  • Country: Belgium
  • Keywords: cervical intramedullary tumor, cervical alignment, kyphosis, deep extensor muscles, oncology, SPINAL-CORD TUMORS, CROSS-SECTIONAL AREA, EXTENSOR MUSCULATURE, SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT, COLUMN DEFORMITY, YOUNG-ADULTS, CHILDREN, LAMINECTOMY, LAMINOPLASTY, INSTABILITY
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No

Abstract

OBJECTIVE A number of studies have reported that surgery for cervical intramedullary tumors via the posterior approach can result in postoperative sagittal malalignment of the cervical spine; however, the risk factors remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in cervical spinal alignment after surgery for cervical intramedullary tumors in adults and to elucidate the risk factors for cervical spinal sagittal misalignment.