Pediatric Spinal Tumors: Total Removal Using Laminotomy

  • Yusuf Izci
Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 10)


The management of spinal tumors in children is well established. These tumors are mostly benign and when completely removed, the child is considered cured with an excellent prognosis. Surgical removal of spinal tumors in childhood by laminotomy reduce the incidence of postoperative deformity during the adolescence and adult periods. Laminotomy have some beneficial effects in preventing spinal deformity and epidural scar formation, especially when treating children with remaining growth potential. Patients with good preoperative neurological conditions show excellent postoperative functional outcome and had improved functionally in the long term. This emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and surgical treatment by laminotomy for the majority of children with spinal tumor.


Spinal Canal Spinal Deformity Spinal Tumor Ligamentum Flavum Spinal Cord Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryGulhane Military Medical AcademyAnkaraTurkey

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