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Cauda equina tumor surgery: how I do it

Published in Acta Neurochirurgica. 2012, vol. 154, no. 10, p. 1815-20
Abstract Background: Tumors of the cauda equina usually require surgery due to their impingement on neighboring nerve roots, often resulting in pain and neurological deficits. Method: The Authors first give a brief introduction on cauda equina tumors, followed by a description of the surgical anatomy, and then develop the microsurgical technique. In particular, tricks to avoid complications are presented, underlining the importance of intraoperative neuromonitoring. Conclusion: Both microsurgical technique and neuromonitoring are important in cauda equina tumor surgery, the goal of which is to achieve complete resection while at the same time preserving neurological function.
Keywords Cauda equinaTumorMicrosurgical techniquesNeuromonitoring
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TESSITORE, Enrico et al. Cauda equina tumor surgery: how I do it. In: Acta Neurochirurgica, 2012, vol. 154, n° 10, p. 1815-20. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:42255

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