Management of spine tumors in young children

R. Emre Acaroglu, Halil Gokhan Demirkiran, Riccardo Ghermandi, Stefano Boriani

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Tumors of the spinal column in pediatric age group have distinct features in regard to diagnosis and management. Primary lesions are far more common compared to adults. Some tumors such as leukemia may be almost specific to this age group as well. On the other hand, the general principles of evaluation, staging, biopsy, and treatment are not different from the guidelines established for the general population. Profound knowledge of the principles of musculoskeletal tumor surgery as well as an understanding of the specific difficulties of oncological surgery in the spinal column is essential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9783662482841, 9783662482834
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Langerhans cell granuloma
  • Leukemia
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoid osteoms
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pediatric
  • Spinal neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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