Intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children under the age of 3 years

Constantini S., Houten J., Miller D., Freed D., Ozek M. , Rorke L., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.85, no.6, pp.1036-1043, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/jns.1996.85.6.1036
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1036-1043


Over a 13-year period extending from 1980 to 1993, 27 children less than 3 years of age underwent operation for removal of an intramedullary spinal cord tumor (IMSCT). The majority (18 of 27) of children had undergone surgery before being referred to New York University (NYU) Medical Center. The most common reasons for radiological investigation were pain (42%), motor regression (36%), gait abnormalities (27%), torticollis (27%), and progressive kyphoscoliosis (24%).