Surgical treatment and outcomes of intramedullary tumors by minimally invasive approach: Answer.


Aydın Y., Yüce İ. , Çavuşoğlu H.

Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, vol.93, pp.260-261, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 93
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.05.066
  • Title of Journal : Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-261
  • Keywords: Intramedullary tumor, Surgery, Minimally invasive approach, Hemilaminectomy, LAMINECTOMY

Abstract

The surgical outcomes which evaluated in studies depend on preoperative condition, demographic data of patients, surgical approaches or treatment and local factors. Author argues that the neurological deterioration rate 4,2% which is reported in our study is marvelous and he exemplifies the other studies in literature. Neurosurgeons know that the clinical studies in literature do not compare only their results. Authors compare and evaluate studies with preoperative demographic data, surgical approach, local factors or others between their results. Therefore this detail explains paralogism of the author. The neurological deterioration rate is reported as smaller or similar in our study to the contrary of others due to all the preoperative demographical data were evaluated with others. We suppose the author alludes that the neurological deterioration rate is marvelous since he does not compare all of the demographical data in these clinical studies. @ 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.