Épendymome intramédullaire: technique de résection microchirurgicale

Translated title of the contribution: Intramedullary ependymoma: Microsurgical resection technique

L. Giammattei, N. Penet, F. Parker, M. Messerer

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Abstract

Spinal ependymomas are predominantly slow-growing lesions constituting approximately 30–88% of primary spinal intramedullary tumors. They usually present as circumscribed lesions, with regular margins and a clear surgical plane. Gross-total resection is often feasible and potentially curative but neurosurgeons should keep in mind that the ultimate goal of surgery is the preservation of spinal cord function. We present the surgical technique to safely resect an intramedullary ependymoma using a posterior median sulcus approach. A brief description of current management of this pathology is also presented.

Translated title of the contributionIntramedullary ependymoma: Microsurgical resection technique
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)398-401
Number of pages4
JournalNeurochirurgie
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dorsal mielotomy
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Spinal ependymomas
  • Spinal intramedullary tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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