Surgical management of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis Report of three cases that revealed unknown malignancies

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A. Khelifa
W. Bennabi
L. Berchiche
B. Yakoubi
F. Aichaoui
A. Morsli

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Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (IMSCM) is a rare complication of malignancies still studied by case reports; although surgery is related with the best results, the management is still debated considering the risks and the low life expectancy; in fact, many authors prefer conservative management (radiotherapy, chemotherapy), and so less than 200 cases reported in the literature with patients IMSCM were treated surgically; reporting such cases will help to understand the pathology and elaborate a clear management protocol. We report three cases of IMSCM operated at our department; in those patients, the intramedullary lesions revealed the primary tumours.    

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Khelifa, A. ., Bennabi, W. ., Berchiche, L. ., Yakoubi, B. ., Aichaoui, F. ., & Morsli, A. . (2020). Surgical management of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis: Report of three cases that revealed unknown malignancies. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(2), 343-346. https://doi.org/10.33962/roneuro-2020-052
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A. Khelifa

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

W. Bennabi

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

L. Berchiche

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

B. Yakoubi

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

F. Aichaoui

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria

A. Morsli

Neurosurgical Department of BEO University Hospital, Algiers, Algeria