Spinal Tumors in Children

Mandy Binning, Paul Klimo, Wayne Gluf, Liliana Goumnerova

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Pediatric spine tumors encompass a diverse group of pathologic diagnoses that differ markedly based on the location and age of the child. Children can be affected by primary and metastatic tumors, making the differential diagnosis and treatment options extensive. This article discusses the features of spinal tumors in children based primarily on location: extradural, intradural-extramedullary, and intramedullary tumors. Because this article deals with such a broad topic, detailed descriptions and outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for each particular tumor are limited. Rather, the key clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic features of each tumor are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-658
Number of pages28
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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