Chapter

Spinal Metastases

Lisa M. Deangelis and Jerome B. Posner

in Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195366747
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195366747.003.0006

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Spinal Metastases

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Most symptomatic intracranial metastases involve the brain parenchyma (see Chapter 5). In the spinal canal, most symptomatic tumors compress the spinal cord or cauda equina from the epidural space and only rarely involve the cord directly. As is true in the brain, several other complications of cancer can affect spinal cord function, mimicking metastatic disease (Table 6–1).

Chapter.  24165 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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