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Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2015;79(6):22-28. doi: 10.17116/neiro201579622-28.

[Comparative epidemiology of adult and pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors].

[Article in English, Russian; Abstract available in Russian from the publisher]

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Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute, Moscow, Russia.

Abstract

in English, Russian

Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are a rare pathology. They can be found at any age. Our experience with more than 507 surgeries for IMSCTs revealed some differences between pediatric and adult IMSCTs.

AIM:

We used a large surgical series to conduct comparative analysis of the main epidemiological characteristics of intramedullary tumors in children and adults and to identify possible differences.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Prospectively collected data from 224 pediatric and 242 adult patients operated by one surgeon (YK) for last 12 years were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Pediatric IMSCTs are more extensive and children undergo treatment in worse clinical condition than adults. There are age-related differences in the tumor localization. The astrocytoma/ependymoma ratio was 83/17 in children and 21/79 in adults.

CONCLUSION:

We confirmed differences in IMSCTs in different age groups. Late diagnosis is a problem in the pediatric subgroup of IMSCT patients.

PMID:
26977791
DOI:
10.17116/neiro201579622-28
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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