, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 301–314 | Cite as

Intradural spinal tumors: current classification and MRI features

  • Kasim Abul-Kasim
  • Majda M. Thurnher
  • Paul McKeever
  • Pia C. SundgrenEmail author
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


The differential diagnosis of intradural spinal tumors is primarily based on location, but the clinical presentation, age, and gender of the patient are also important factors in determining the diagnosis. This comprehensive review focuses on the current classification, clinical symptoms, and MRI features of the more common intradural extramedullary and intramedullary neoplastic lesions. This review does not include extradural lesions.


Intradural extramedullary tumors Intramedullary tumors MRI 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kasim Abul-Kasim
    • 3
  • Majda M. Thurnher
    • 4
  • Paul McKeever
    • 2
  • Pia C. Sundgren
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemsAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemsAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital of MalmöMalmöSweden
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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