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Neurological aspects of spinal disorders in children

Najma Farooq, S.K. Tucker and D. Thompson

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013008

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Neurological aspects of spinal disorders in children

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Spinal neurological problems may be a focal anomaly or part of a systemic disorder

The neuro-orthopaedic syndrome should be considered in any dysraphic patient with a changing clinical picture—urological symptoms respond well to prompt untethering

Ten per cent of central nervous system tumours originate in the spinal cord—they may be intramedullary, intradural extramedullary, or extradural.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Neurology ; Paediatrics

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