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1984 Intramedullary spinal cord tumours presenting as scoliosis
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1984 Aug;66(4):513-7.
Intramedullary spinal cord tumours presenting as scoliosis.Citron N, Edgar MA, Sheehy J, Thomas DG.
Intramedullary spinal cord tumours may present as scoliosis without neurological signs. Those treating spinal deformities should be alert to this possible aetiology. The clinical features of 12 such cases are discussed with reference to early diagnosis and treatment. Patients with a painful scoliosis should be investigated with myelography as well as bone scintigraphy. Many intrinsic spinal cord tumours are now amenable to surgical removal. The prognosis for neurological recovery is poor once a severe deficit becomes established. The importance of early diagnosis and joint orthopaedic and neurosurgical management is emphasised.
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Author/Contact: Citron et al
Institution: JBJS B
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