-To analyze the patterns of intraspinal tumours based on their location and histological type. -To describe their radiological features and pathological correlation. -To evaluate clinical data,
and clinical outcome. -To illustrate different practical cases.
INTRODUCTION : An intraspinal tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and spinal column.
Intraspinal tumours may originate from the spinal cord,
They can be benign or malignant,
primary or secondary,
and may result in serious morbidity. Intraspinal tumours are relatively uncommon lesions accounting for approximately 15% of craniospinal tumours.
Imaging findings OR Procedure details
METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed cases of intraspinal tumours treated at our institution from January 2008 to December 2011 (n = 67; 36 women,
median age at diagnosis 53 years [range 18-83]).
In this period,
344 craniospinal tumours were treated in our centre,
thus representing a prevalence of 19% of intraspinal tumours (similar to published data). We evaluated clinical data,
type of treatment,
Intraspinal tumours may be difficult to distinguish,
and imaging findings together with information about symptoms,
and location are helpful in the final diagnosis.
Accurate radiological description of these lesions is essential to ensure timely appropriate treatment.
Pathological correlation may help radiologists to better understand the radiological features.
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Ana Mª Quiles Granado Department of Radiology (IDI),
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Dr Josep Trueta.