Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord

  • Paolo Tortori-Donati
  • Andrea Rossi
  • Roberta Biancheri
  • Maria Luisa Garrè
  • Armando Cama


Spinal and spinal cord tumors are much rarer than intracranial tumors in the pediatric age group; it is estimated that the ratio of spinal to intracranial tumor in the pediatric population is 1:10. Their classification is based on anatomic criteria into intramedullary, intradural-extramedullary, and extradural tumors (Fig. 40.1). In our experience, approximately 25% of primitive spinal tumors in the pediatric age group have been intramedullary, 12% intradural-extramedullary, and 63% extradural.


Pilocytic Astrocytoma Osteoid Osteoma Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Cavernous Hemangioma Leptomeningeal Metastasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Tortori-Donati
    • 1
  • Andrea Rossi
    • 1
  • Roberta Biancheri
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Garrè
    • 2
  • Armando Cama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeuroradiologyG. Gaslini Children’s Research HospitalGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric Hematology and OncologyG. Gaslini Children’s Research HospitalGenoaItaly

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