Reasons for the Non-Recognition of Tumors of the Spinal Cord

  • K. Nittner
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 2)


Non-recognition of a tumor of the spinal cord in cases of narrowing in the spinal canal is, at least for a part of the cases, due to insufficient knowledge with respect to diagnostic findings: either they are not known well enough or they are not being attributed enough importance. This concerns particularly anamnestie findings, radiological findings with changes that are typical of a tumor or even specific with respect to the tumor species, as well as changes of composition and dynamics of CSF. In cases of spinal cord compression radiological changes are often underestimated as to their diagnostic importance, whereas the importance of pathological CSF is often overestimated.


Spinal Cord Spinal Cord Compression Spinal Cord Tumor Diagnostic Importance Perception Disorder 
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